Agenda Item # 6

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

04/28/2015

Agenda Report # 106


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit a grant application for the existing program, and if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Juvenile Courts of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, 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 from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Background: Funds have been appropriated to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the purpose of providing continued services 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 and to fund a grant program coordinator position to provide administrative duties directly related to this grant program.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds to continue to provide evidenced based treatment and surveillance for juvenile offenders and to fund a grant program coordinator.

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

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 $750,000 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 award period.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit an application for continued services and a grant program coordinator position, and if approved accept a grant from the Criminal justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Juvenile Courts of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, extend the contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the period of the grant award from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, and to amend the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount of the grant award.


CJCC Proposal.pdf



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL TO PROVIDE CONTINUED SERVICES AND FUND A GRANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR UNDER THE JUVENILE JUSTICE INCENTIVE GRANT FOR THE JUVENILE COURTS OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, AND IF AWARDED, AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD, ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH EVIDENCED BASED ASSOCIATES, LLC FOR THE GRANT PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount of up to $750,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 with no local match requirement; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to provide existing services 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,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to fund a grant program coordinator to provide administrative duties directly related to this grant program; and,

WHEREAS, the Evidenced Based Associates, LLC is currently under contract and providing services for Juvenile Court per Resolution #281-13.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application for the existing operations and for a grant program coordinator position from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Juvenile Courts of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, and if awarded accept a grant with no local match requirement, amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award, enter into a Memorandum of Understanding and continue the contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the period of the grant award of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


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

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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor