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File #: 18-1666    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/17/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board: 1) Accept a grant from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the Victim Witness Assistance Program in the amount of $481,190 for the period of October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019, based on the received Letter of Intent; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance; 3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which would not increase net county cost; 4) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing revenue and expense appropriations within the District Attorney’s Office operating budget by $92,135 for estimated grant revenue to be received in Fiscal Year 2018/19 (4/5 vote required); 5) Approve the addition of a vehicle to the District Attorney’s Fiscal Year 2018/19 Fixed Asset List; and 6) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Personnel Allocation Resolution 003-2019, th...
Attachments: 1. A - 18.19 VW RFA 18.1666, 2. B - 18 VW Application 18.1666, 3. C - Approved Blue Route 18.1666, 4. D - Budget Transfer 18.1666, 5. E - Personnel Resolution Add LT Vic-Wit Prog Coord 18-1666, 6. F - Resolution Blue Sheet 18-1666, 7. G - Letter of Intent, 8. Executed Resolution 003-2019, 9. Executed Certification of Assurance of Compliance
Related files: 12-0616
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District Attorney recommending the Board:
1) Accept a grant from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the Victim Witness Assistance Program in the amount of $481,190 for the period of October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019, based on the received Letter of Intent;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance;
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which would not increase net county cost;
4) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing revenue and expense appropriations within the District Attorney’s Office operating budget by $92,135 for estimated grant revenue to be received in Fiscal Year 2018/19 (4/5 vote required);
5) Approve the addition of a vehicle to the District Attorney’s Fiscal Year 2018/19 Fixed Asset List; and
6) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Personnel Allocation Resolution 003-2019, thereby amending the current authorized personnel allocation to include a 1.0 Limited-Term, full-time equivalent Victim/Witness Program Coordinator for the period January 8, 2019 - September 30, 2019, or as long as funding lasts.

FUNDING: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund
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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.

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