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File #: 21-1662    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/12/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the acceptance of a grant award in the amount of $270,060 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program 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 Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors Formula Grant Program as authorized by the Violence Against Women Act; and 3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which do not increase net county cost. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Violence Against Women Act Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors Formula Grant Program Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - VV21 RFA, 2. B - VV21 RFA Packet for Submission, 3. C - VV21 El Dorado Letter of Intent 10.11, 4. D - Approved Blue Route, 5. Executed Certification of Assurance of Compliance Violence against Women Act
Related files: 20-1401, 20-1604, 21-1693, 22-1682, 23-1820
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District Attorney recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the acceptance of a grant award in the amount of $270,060 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program 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 Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors Formula Grant Program as authorized by the Violence Against Women Act; and
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which do not increase net county cost.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Violence Against Women Act Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors Formula Grant Program Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 9, 2021, the District Attorney's Office received notification from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) that they intend to fund a fourth year of the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution (VV) Program. The purpose of this program is to vertically prosecute violent crimes against the vulnerable adult population.

The primary focus of this program is to continue funding one Deputy District Attorney (limited-term), one Victim Advocate through a contract with the Center for Violence-Free Relationships using the grant award, and a District Attorney Investigator on a part-time basis to meet the cash match requirement.

The objective of this project is to improve the prosecution of Violent Crimes Against Vulnerable Adult Victims by creating a project team with a reduced caseload that can expeditiously conclude cases, reduce victim trauma, and enhance our services to victims.

ALTERNATIVES
Should the Board decline to accept the funding, the County would be ineligible to participate in the program.

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