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File #: 21-0539    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/26/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 4371 with SCRAM of California, for the Electronic Monitoring Program (home detention as a custody alternative) to increase the amount of the contract by $300,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $800,000 for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022; and incorporate SCRAM Ally, a new Domestic Violence Notification Mobile App; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4371, 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) (67.5%); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (25%); Substance Abuse Focus Grant (3%); and General Fund (4.5%).
Attachments: 1. A - Fully Executed Blue Route, 2. B - Amendment I to agmt 4371, 3. C- Original Agreement 4371, 4. Executed Agreement 4371
Related files: 19-1377
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Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 4371 with SCRAM of California, for the Electronic Monitoring Program (home detention as a custody alternative) to increase the amount of the contract by $300,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $800,000 for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022; and incorporate SCRAM Ally, a new Domestic Violence Notification Mobile App; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4371, 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) (67.5%); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (25%); Substance Abuse Focus Grant (3%); and General Fund (4.5%).
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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

On April 4, 2011, then-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 created extensive changes to existing laws, which reduce 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.

The past few years, notably 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, have seen a significant increase in the Court's practice of releasing defendants from custody, thus increasing orders from the courts to use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) and Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) tracking devices. On April 30, 2018, funding through the Pre-Trial Supervision Program (PTSP) Grant ended and was no...

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