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File #: 19-0262    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/13/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/5/2019 Final action: 3/5/2019
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board authorize the District Attorney to sign Agreement 3757 with Vidanyx LLC in the annual estimated amount of $3,259 with a one (1) year initial term which shall automatically renew for additional one (1) year terms, for the provision of a cloud-based child advocacy center video management software subscription. FUNDING: Non-General Fund/Children's Advocacy Centers of California.
Attachments: 1. A - VidaNyx LLC Licensing Agreement (not executed), 2. C - CACC Letter RE Vidanyx costs
Related files: 20-0736, 19-0931
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District Attorney recommending the Board authorize the District Attorney to sign Agreement 3757 with Vidanyx LLC in the annual estimated amount of $3,259 with a one (1) year initial term which shall automatically renew for additional one (1) year terms, for the provision of a cloud-based child advocacy center video management software subscription.

FUNDING: Non-General Fund/Children's Advocacy Centers of California.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy professionals work together to protect the emotional needs of child victims. The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for a CAC. NCA sets the standards for accreditation to ensure that all children served by CACs receive consistent, evidence-based interventions that help them heal.

In 2018, the District Attorney was awarded funding from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to aid in obtaining NCA accreditation for the El Dorado County Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC). With these funds, the MDIC was renamed the Fausel House Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and relocated from the District Attorney's office to an independent facility located at 772 Pacific Street in Placerville. The Fausel House CAC also maintains a satellite office in South Lake Tahoe.

For accreditation, staff has been preparing written policies and procedures for child focused settings, creating new interagency protocols to ensure NCA accreditation standards can be met, and has been compiling the information necessary to receive accreditation standards. As part of the accreditation, the Fausel House CAC must begin utilizing required software for case tracking, provide surveys for families, and ensure forensic interviews are recorded and managed by the CAC for evidence and further discovery.

Because the CAC is ch...

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