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File #: 21-1897    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/22/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/11/2022 Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II 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 $430,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $1,230,000 for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022; 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 - Blue Route Sheet, 2. B - Amendment II to Agmt 4371, 3. C - Agreement 4371 Fully Executed, 4. D - Amendment I Fully Executed, 5. Executed Second Amendment
Related files: 21-0539, 19-1377, 23-0694, 22-1319
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II 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 $430,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $1,230,000 for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022; 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. These bills reduced the number of offenders eligible for incarceration in state prison, and "realigned" the offenders to local entities, who became responsible for management of the 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 not renewed. As a result, the costs of defendants being placed on any electronic monitoring device through the PTSP were longer be reimbursed....

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