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File #: 19-1605    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/18/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement for Services 3073 with SCRAM of California, for the Electronic Monitoring Program (home detention as a custody alternative) to increase the amount of the contract by $25,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $340,000 for the term of June 19, 2018 through December 31, 2019; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3073, 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: Public Safety Realignment (AB 109).
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route FE, 2. B - Amend II, 3. C - AGM 3073 FE, 4. D - 3073 AMDT I, FE, 5. Executed Agreement 3073 Amd II
Related files: 18-0828, 19-0649
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement for Services 3073 with SCRAM of California, for the Electronic Monitoring Program (home detention as a custody alternative) to increase the amount of the contract by $25,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $340,000 for the term of June 19, 2018 through December 31, 2019; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3073, 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: Public Safety Realignment (AB 109).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Probation Department has been continuously operating the Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) since 2006 to provide home detention services as a custody alternative for appropriate offenders. The department has the necessary expertise in this area and has necessary contracts in place with multiple vendors to provide the electronic and GPS monitoring equipment.

On April 4, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 109, referred to as 2011 Public Safety Realignment. AB 109 was later modified by AB 117. Both bills taken together create extensive changes to existing law which reduces the number of offenders eligible for incarceration in state prison and "realigns" these offenders to local entities who are now responsible to manage the specified offenders.

As a result of a change in the Court’s recent practices of releasing defendants from custody, there has been a significant increase in the orders from the court to use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) and Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) tracking devices. Additionally, on April 30, 2018, funding through the Pre-Trial Supervision Program (PTSP) Grant ended and is not renewable. As a result, the cost of defendants being placed on any...

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