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File #: 0251-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a Personal Service Contract for the administration of all activities of the Teens and Police Services (TAPS) Academy, a mentorship program run by the Columbus Division of Police; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of City Code Chapter 329; to authorize the expenditure of $26,000.00 within the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($26,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Accounting String For Yvonne Jordan, 2. BidWaiverForm
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into Personal Services Contract with Yvonne Yvette Jordan to be the administrator and coordinate all activities of the Teens and Police Services (TAPS) Academy. The TAPS Academy is a Program for at-risk juvenile at four middle and high schools between ages 13 to 17 years old who have shown a propensity of making bad decisions. These youths will receive intensive mentoring by Police Officers trained in the TAPS Academy curriculum developed by the Houston Police Department. The TAPS Program was initially established in 2013 with funds from the FY12 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grant, through the Franklin County Commissioners ended in May 2015 and was administered by Ms. Yvonne Jordan. Grant funds have now been provided by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch to resurrect the academy and hire Ms. Yvonne Jordan to once again be the administrator.

The Court desires to engage the services of Yvonne Jordan and she agrees to accept such engagement upon the terms and conditions of the attached contract. The Ohio Revised Code 307.86(J) exempts the Court from the competitive bid process. The role and responsibilities of the Program Administrator includes serving as a facilitator between the TAPS Program in Houston and its implementation in Columbus and implementing each lesson plan of moving the teens and police through the structure curriculum. The Administrator will ensure the overall success of the Program by achieving the intended outcome of improving the behavior of the participants at home, school and in public. Evaluation of the Program will be determined and conducted by the Franklin County Office of Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative Director.

Bid Information: The Safety Director is requesting to waive the competitive bid process to enter into this Personal Service Contra...

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