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File #: 21-0945    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action: 6/22/2021
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment I to Agreement 5316 with H.O.P.E.: Healthy Outcomes for Personal Enrichment Counseling Center to increase the not to exceed (NTE) by $9,000 for additional training costs, making the new NTE $169,440. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistant Formula Grant Program funds.
Attachments: 1. A - 5316 AMD I BLUE ROUTE, 2. B - 5316 AMD I, 3. C - 5316 FE Agreement, 4. Executed Agreement 5316 Amendment 1
Related files: 20-1523, 20-1402
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District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment I to Agreement 5316 with H.O.P.E.: Healthy Outcomes for Personal Enrichment Counseling Center to increase the not to exceed (NTE) by $9,000 for additional training costs, making the new NTE $169,440.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistant Formula Grant Program funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On November 10, 2020, the Board approved the District Attorney's acceptance of the CalOES Child Abuse Treatment (AT) Program. The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive psychotherapy services to children victimized by abuse and/or neglect. This grant funds Agreement 5316 with HOPE Counseling to provide services to child victims of crime.

On December 15, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved Agreement 5316 to provide one full-time equivalent Psychotherapy Clinician(s) to work specifically with child abuse victims and their families (secondary victims) by providing trauma-informed mental health services. Agreement 5316 originally allocated $3,000.00 for grant program related training and travel costs. The three Psychotherapy Clinicians who provide services through our partnership are looking to attend training for Certification in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based treatment for children 2 to 7 years of age with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The total estimated cost of this certification for all three clinicians is $9,000. Having this Certification provides enhanced services through our Child Advocacy Center and Victim Witness Unit for the children and families served.

ALTERNATIVES
Should the Board decline to approve the agreement, the HOPE Counseling team will not attend the PCIT training. The District Attorney's Office will lose the opportunity to utilize the grant funds and provide enhanced treatment to the victims of child abuse.

PRIOR BOARD A...

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