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File #: 20-0343    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Title: District Attorney's Office recommending the Board: 1) Accept a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services Child Advocacy Center Program for the total project cost of $218,750 for the period of April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021, based on the received Letter of Intent; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the current Certification of Assurance of Compliance and any modified Certifications that may be required during the performance period; and 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. FUNDING: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Child Advocacy Center (KC) Program RFA, 2. B - Child Advocacy Center Application as submitted, 3. C - KC19 EDC Cal OES - Intent to Fund Letter, 4. D - Approved Blue Route, 5. E - COAOC Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Updated Page 2, 6. Executed COAOC Victims of Crime Act
Related files: 19-0229, 18-0164, 22-0035, 21-0240
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District Attorney's Office recommending the Board:
1) Accept a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services Child Advocacy Center Program for the total project cost of $218,750 for the period of April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021, based on the received Letter of Intent;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the current Certification of Assurance of Compliance and any modified Certifications that may be required during the performance period; and
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.

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

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The District Attorney's Office is currently in year three of an anticipated three-year grant cycle for the Child Advocacy Center (KC) program. During the first year, a Request for Proposal (RFP) is submitted. In the subsequent years, a Request for Application (RFA) is submitted based on a funding amount established by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). For the period of April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021, the District Attorney's Office has been advised funding up to $218,750 (total project cost) may be requested.

In 2018, KC program funding was accepted and used to create The Fausel House Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Placerville, a free-standing building next door to the District Attorney’s Office. The downstairs floor of the Fausel House CAC is composed of a comfortable family waiting area, a victim program specialist desk for families to review paperwork, a bathroom, and a video and audio recorded interview room. There are drawing materials, multiple age appropriate toys and books, and comfortable furniture for children and families to feel at-ease during their time at the CAC. Additionally, a South Lake Tahoe (SLT) satellite location was also created. The SLT location...

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