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File #: 18-1533    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/25/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Make findings in accordance with Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030 County Ordinance, that it is more economical and feasible to continue to contract out to provide for the mental health needs of minors (wards) of the Probation Department as previously contracted through New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. Agreement 295; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3249 with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic counseling services. This agreement is for a three (3) year term beginning November 1, 2018, for a not to exceed amount of $287,400; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3249, 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 - Agmt 3249 New Morning, 2. B - Blue Route NMYFS, 3. Executed Agreement 3249
Related files: 21-1862
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Probation Department recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Make findings in accordance with Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030 County Ordinance, that it is more economical and feasible to continue to contract out to provide for the mental health needs of minors (wards) of the Probation Department as previously contracted through New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. Agreement 295;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3249 with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic counseling services. This agreement is for a three (3) year term beginning November 1, 2018, for a not to exceed amount of $287,400; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3249, 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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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In November of 2011, the Probation Department engaged in services with New Morning Youth & Family Services, Inc. (NMY&FS) 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. NMY&FS provides "Program Therapist(s)" for counseling, services, and support to the Probation Department Juvenile Detention Facility in Placerville. Therapists assess clients’ basic safety, and mental health, and apply appropriate interventions.

Staff is requesting Board of Supervisors make findings that it is more economical and feasible to contract with NMY&FS to provide Program Therapists for counseling, services, and support to the Probation Department Juvenile Detention Facility in Placerville. The Probation Department does not currently have staff members that are trained or qulified to provide these types of services. In Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Healt...

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