Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

04/08/2014

Agenda Report # 105


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program

INITIATED BY: Mary Bode, Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit two grant applications for the existing program and enhancement services, and, if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court, amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award(s), and continue the contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the period of the grant from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Background: Funds have been appropriated to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the purpose of providing continued services and enhancement capacity for the effective community program that is currently serving youth who would otherwise be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice and/or sent to a Short-term secured program as a sanction.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds to continue to provide evidenced based treatment and surveillance for juvenile offenders and enhancement funds to service additional youth.

Financial Considerations: The City is not required to provide matching funds to participate in this grant program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no additional expenses and no match requirement. This is a reimbursement grant.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to apply for funds up to $535,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Columbus Consolidated Government is currently under contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC who was awarded the contract per the length of the grant(s) award period.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit two applications for continued services and enhancements and if approved accept a grant(s) from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court, extend the contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the period of the grant award (s) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, and to amend the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount of the grant award(s).


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT TWO APPLICATIONS TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL TO PROVIDE CONTINUED SERVICES UNDER THE JUVENILE JUSTICE INCENTIVE GRANT AND TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING PROGRAM FOR THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT, AND IF AWARDED, AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD(S), AND EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH EVIDENCED BASED ASSOCIATES, LLC FOR THE GRANT(S) PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2015. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount of up to $535,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 with no local match requirement; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to provide existing services and enhancement capacity for the effective community program that is currently serving youth that would otherwise be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice and/or sent to a short-term secured facility as a sanction; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit two applications for the existing operations and enhancement of services to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Muscogee County Juvenile Court, and if awarded accept a grant(s) with no local match requirement, amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award, and continue the contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the period of the grant award of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2014 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor