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File #: 13-0862    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/6/2015 Final action: 1/6/2015
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding 282-M1511 to provide a contribution to CASA El Dorado in the amount of $75,000 in support of providing services for neglected and abused children in El Dorado County for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 3A - Blue Route MOU 282-M1511 01/06/15, 2. 3B - MOU 282-M1511 CASA 01/06/15, 3. Executed MOU 1-6-15 item 3.pdf, 4. A - Blue Route CASA Resolution.pdf, 5. B - CASA Resolution.pdf, 6. C - Welfare and Institutions Code Section 100-110.pdf, 7. D - Budget Transfer - CASA Contribution.pdf, 8. Executed Resolution 104-2013
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding 282-M1511 to provide a contribution to CASA El Dorado in the amount of $75,000 in support of providing services for neglected and abused children in El Dorado County for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $75,000

Budgeted………………………… $75,000
New Funding…………………….
Savings…………………………
Other……………………………
Total Funding Available………… $75,000

Change To Net County Cost…… $0
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
Funding for this contribution was included in the FY 2014-15 Adopted Budget (Department 15, Other Operations-Contributions)

Background
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. The Court Appointed Special Advocate programs (CASA) have operated successfully nationally for the past thirty five years and CASA El Dorado, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has operated successfully locally for the past twenty years. In 1996 the role of CASA was formally adopted into the national Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) and has remained an integral part of the law in various updates and amendments since that time. The role of CASA has also been adopted into the California Welfare & Institutions Code at §100 et seq. Pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code §103(c), each CASA is an officer of the court and pursuant to §102(c), each CASA must provide independent factual information to the court regarding the cases to which he or she is assigned, while representing the best interest of the children involved in the cases to which he or she is appointed.

Reason for Recommendation
CASA provi...

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