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File #: 0343-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2017 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to accept a grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, in the amount of $7,500.00 for the funding of the 2017 VAWA Sexual Assault Prosecutors and Victim Advocate program; to authorize the transfer of matching funds in the amount of $2,500.00 from the General Fund; to authorize the appropriation of total funds in the amount of $10,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($10,000.00)
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. 0343-17 attachment.pdf
Explanation

Background:
This legislation will authorize the City Attorney to accept the 2017 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Sexual Assault Prosecutors and Victim Advocate Grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs. This ordinance will further authorize the transfer of the required matching funds and the appropriation of funds.

This grant partially funds the salary and training costs of two Prosecuting Attorneys and one Victim Advocate for the Prosecution Section of the City Attorney's Office. These individuals assist witnesses and victims of sexual assault through the legal process and provide counseling, referrals, and linkage with agencies and community resources.

Fiscal Impact:
The required matching funds of $2,500.00 are included in the City Attorney's 2017 General Fund Budget. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2017 operating budget via ordinance 2862-2016.

Project period: 01/01/17 - 12/31/17
Federal Share: $7,500.00
Matching funds: $2,500.00
Total Grant Award: $10,000.00

Emergency Designation:
Emergency action is requested to allow the grant activities to commence at the beginning of the grant period.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to accept a grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, in the amount of $7,500.00 for the funding of the 2017 VAWA Sexual Assault Prosecutors and Victim Advocate program; to authorize the transfer of matching funds in the amount of $2,500.00 from the General Fund; to authorize the appropriation of total funds in the amount of $10,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($10,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, has awarded the City of Columbus, City Attorney's Office, a grant in the amount of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00) for the 2017 VAWA Sexual Assault Prosecutors ...

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