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File #: 19-0711    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with County ordinance 3.13.030 that it is more economical and feasible to contract out for Program Therapists or Alcohol or Other Drug Counselors for services and support to the Probation Department; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3953 with Tahoe Youth and Family Services in an amount not to exceed $811,050.00 for a term beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 to provide Program Therapist(s) or Alcohol or Other Drug Counselor(s) for counseling and support, on an "as needed" basis, to the Probation Department Juvenile Detention Facility and Field Office in South Lake Tahoe; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3953, including future 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: Juvenile Prob...
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement 3953, 2. B - Counsel Approval
Related files: 22-0128
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with County ordinance 3.13.030 that it is more economical and feasible to contract out for Program Therapists or Alcohol or Other Drug Counselors for services and support to the Probation Department;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3953 with Tahoe Youth and Family Services in an amount not to exceed $811,050.00 for a term beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 to provide Program Therapist(s) or Alcohol or Other Drug Counselor(s) for counseling and support, on an "as needed" basis, to the Probation Department Juvenile Detention Facility and Field Office in South Lake Tahoe; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3953, including future 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: Juvenile Probation Camp Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Tahoe Youth and Family Services have provided services to youth in custody with the Probation Department since 2006. Tahoe Youth and Family Services provide "Program Therapist(s) or Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor(s)" for counseling, services and support to the Probation Department Juvenile Detention Facility in South Lake Tahoe. Counseling services include individual and group counseling, family reunification services, Life skills, Moral Reconation Therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, anger management and crisis response.

In FY 2015-2016 HHSA- Mental Health Division notified Probation that they intended to eliminate all services to the Probation Juvenile Detention facilities. Based on the ongoing need to provide service to this population of youth, it became necessary to engage an independent contractor. HHSA determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, that it is more economical and feasible to en...

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