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File #: 12-0616    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/11/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action: 1/9/2018
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Victim Witness Assistance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017/18; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance; and 3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement including any extension or amendments. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund.
Attachments: 1. 7A - 2017-18 Cal OES VW RFA - Not Executed 1-9-18, 2. 7B - Approved Blue Route 1-9-18, 3. Executed Certification of Assurance of Compliance, 4. 6A - Blue Route - Not Approved 6-7-16, 5. 6B - 2016-17 CalOES VW RFA - Not Executed 6-7-16, 6. 6C - Blue Route - Approved 6-7-16, 7. Executed Certificate of Assurance, 8. 5A - Approved Blue Route 5-3-16, 9. 5B - Revised Certification of Assurance of Compliance 5-3-16, 10. Executed Certification 5-3-16, 11. 4A - Blue Route Sheet CalOES Victim Witness RFA 9-15-15, 12. 4B - CalOES Victim Witness RFA 9-15-15, 13. 4C - CalOES Victim Witness Resolution 9-15-15, 14. Executed Resolution 153-2015 (9-15-15), 15. Executed Grant Agreement 9-15-15, 16. 3A - Blue Route Sheet CalOES Victim Witness RFA 7-15-14, 17. 3B - CalOES Victim Witness RFA July 1 2014 7-15-14, 18. 3C - CalOES Victim Witness Resolution 7-15-14, 19. Executed Resolution 097-2014 (BOS 7-15-14), 20. Executed Certification 7-15-14, 21. 2A - Blue Route CalEMA Victim Witness RFA 7-16-13.pdf, 22. 2B - CalEMA Victim Witness RFA 7-16-13.pdf, 23. 2C - CalEMA VWA Resolution FY 2013 2014 7-16-13.pdf, 24. Executed Grant Agreement 7-16-13, 25. Executed Resolution 103-2013 7-16-13, 26. A - Agenda #12-0616 VWA RFA and Resolution, 27. Executed Resolution 053-2012 (5-22-12)
Related files: 19-1307, 21-0873, 20-1082, 18-1666
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District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Victim Witness Assistance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017/18;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance; and
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement including any extension or amendments.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Victim Witness Assistance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017/18;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance; and
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement including any extension or amendments, subject to review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The District Attorney's Office has operated the Victim Witness Assistance Program since 1980. The program serves as a resource to crime victims. The advocates funded under this grant are required to provide the following services: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, resource referral and assistance, direct counseling and therapy, claim assistance, property return, orientation to the criminal justice system, court escort, presentations and training for criminal justice agencies, public presentations and publicity, case status/disposition, notification of family and friends, employer notification/intervention and restitution.

The County is eligible to receive project funding up to $295,800, which includes a local cash match in the amount of $11,567, in Victim/Witness Assistance Program funding for Federal FY 2017/18. The County will continue to f...

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