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File #: 20-0579    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/17/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the acceptance of a grant award in the amount of $156,250 from the California's Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Increased Access to Services Program for the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 based on the received Letter of Intent; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance Violence Against Women Act; 3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which do not increase the net county costs; and 4) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 081-2020 amending the current Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution for the District Attorney to add 1.0 FTE Victim Witness Program Specialist - Limited Term. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Increased Access to Services Program Victims of Crime Act Administrators Federal Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - KU19 RFP, 2. B - EDC KU RFP as Submitted, 3. C - KU Program Memorandum, 4. D - KU19 El Dorado Letter of Intent, 5. E - Blue Route to CC (Draft), 6. F - Modified RFP Budget, 7. G - Approved Blue Route RFP, 8. H - Resolution - Add 1.0 FTE VWPS-LT, 9. I - Approved Blue Route RES, 10. Executed VOCA, 11. Executed Resolution 081-2020
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District Attorney recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the acceptance of a grant award in the amount of $156,250 from the California's Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Increased Access to Services Program for the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 based on the received Letter of Intent;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance Violence Against Women Act;
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which do not increase the net county costs; and
4) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 081-2020 amending the current Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution for the District Attorney to add 1.0 FTE Victim Witness Program Specialist - Limited Term.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Increased Access to Services Program Victims of Crime Act Administrators Federal Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The District Attorney's Office has received notification from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) that they intend to fund our Request for Proposal for the Increased Access to Services (KU) Program. The KU Program is designed to provide funding to victim service providers to increase physical and/or programmatic access to services for victims of crime, including victims with disabilities, specialized populations, and those with access and functional needs (AFN).

The District Attorney’s Office will add a Victim/Witness Program Specialist (limited term) to the Victim Witness Unit to provide additional service capabilities for victims of crime by providing services such as crisis intervention, counseling, criminal justice support and advocacy, assistance with crime compensation benefits, and referrals to community services. All services provided by the Program Specialist and the oversight provided by the Program Coordina...

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