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File #: 14-0216    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/28/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 2 to Agreement for Services 233-S1410 with A Balanced Life: Individual, Family and Child Therapy, Inc., for the provision of therapeutic counseling and related services, for the term ending November 4, 2016, and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $56,000 for a maximum contractual obligation of $381,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 233-S1410, 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: Federal and State Funding.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet 12-15-15, 2. 2B - A Balanced Life Amend 12-15-15, 3. Executed Amendment II to 233-S1410, 4. A - Approved CRS 3-4-14, 5. B - 233-S1410 3-4-14, 6. C - Approved CRS 3-4-14, 7. D - 233-S1410 3-4-14, 8. Executed Amendment I to 223-S1410 (BOS 3-4-14)
Related files: 19-0895
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Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 2 to Agreement for Services 233-S1410 with A Balanced Life: Individual, Family and Child Therapy, Inc., for the provision of therapeutic counseling and related services, for the term ending November 4, 2016, and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $56,000 for a maximum contractual obligation of $381,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 233-S1410, 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: Federal and State Funding.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommends the Board of Supervisors approve Amendment 2 to Agreement for Services 233-S1410 with A Balanced Life: Individual, Family and Child Therapy, Inc., to provide therapeutic counseling and related services for eligible individuals. Approval of said Amendment will ensure HHSA meets the community service demands and will ensure that HHSA provides mandated services, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16501-16508, relative to family reunification for children and families being serviced by the HHSA Child Welfare Services program (CWS).

Additionally, HHSA has determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030(H), it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for therapeutic counseling and related services on an as needed basis.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16501-16508, HHSA’s Child Welfare Services program is required to provide services to promote family reunification for children and families. Such services are designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency,...

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