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File #: 21-0972    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 6/29/2021
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Authorize the District Attorney to accept a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the Child Abuse Program with a total project cost of $321,875 for the period of January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, based on the received Letter of Intent; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance as authorized by the Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program; 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, contingent upon review and approval by County Counsel. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue Route CalOES AT Grant_21-0972, 2. B - Child Abuse Treatment (AT) Program RFA SOLICITATION_21-0972, 3. C - El Dorado County - Intent to Fund Letter_21-0972, 4. D - AT21 RFA Packet (Full File)_21-0972, 5. Executed CALOES
Related files: 20-1523, 20-1402
Title
District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Authorize the District Attorney to accept a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the Child Abuse Program with a total project cost of $321,875 for the period of January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, based on the received Letter of Intent;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Assurance of Compliance as authorized by the Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program; 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, contingent upon review and approval by County Counsel.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On May 24, 2021, the District Attorney's Office received notification from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal EOS) that they intend to fund the department for participation in the Child Abuse Treatment (AT) Program, pending the submission of an application. This will be the District Attorney’s second consecutive award under this grant Program. The purpose of the AT Program is to continue providing comprehensive psychotherapy services to children victimized by abuse and/or neglect.

As part of the Request for Application (RFA) process, CalOES requests the signed Grant Subaward Face Sheet and Certification of Assurance of Compliance be included with the submitted application.

The primary focus of this program remains to fund Psychotherapy Clinicians through a service contract with Hope Counseling and 1.0 FTE Victim Witness Program Specialist - Limited Term using the grant award. Additionally the grant will fund a District Attorney Investigator, a Deputy District Attorney, and a Program Coordinator on a part-time basis to meet the cash match requirement.

The Objective of th...

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