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File #: 15-1148    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/23/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/20/2015 Final action: 10/20/2015
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 151-S1611 with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic counseling services for a three year term, and a maximum contractual obligation of $287,400; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 151-S1611, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - New Morning 151-S1611-Blue 10-20-15, 2. B - New Morning 151-S1611 10-20-15, 3. Executed Agreement 151-S1611 (10-20-15)
Related files: 11-1167, 16-0063, 17-0593, 21-1862
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Probation Department recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 151-S1611 with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic counseling services for a three year term, and a maximum contractual obligation of $287,400; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 151-S1611, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. (NMY&FS) has provided services for the Probation Department since 2011 and the proposed rate is within or below rates charged by similar service providers within the County. Agreement No.151-S1611 with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic counseling services for the a three year term, and a maximum contractual obligation of $287,400.00 will ensure that NMY&FS is able to competitively provide the services to meet the mental health needs of minors (wards).

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On November 1, 2011, at the request of the Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors entered into a contract with NMY&FS (Item #9) to provide for the mental health needs of minors (wards) housed for any period of time at Juvenile Hall pursuant to Title 15, California Code of Regulations, Standards for Juvenile Facilities. On October 30, 2012, at the request of the Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors signed the first amendment to Agreement 166-S1210 increasing the term by two additional years and changing the not to exceed amount to $270,000. On June 25, 2013, at the request of the Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors signed the second amendment to Agreement 166-S1210 increasing the billing rate from $40.00 per hour to $50.00 per hour.

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