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File #: 2925-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the City Attorney's Office to accept State Victims Award Act (2019-SVAA-132131860) and Victims of Crime Act (2019-VOCA-132131856) funding from the Ohio Office of the Attorney General in the amount of $403,824.00 to support the victim advocacy services and to authorize total appropriation of $504,055.00; and to declare an emergency. ($504,055.00)
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. ORD2925-2018_Ordinance Attachment_Rvsd
Explanation

Background:
This legislation authorizes the City Attorney to accept State Victims Award Act (SVAA) and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funding from the Ohio Office of the Attorney General, Crime Victims Section. Grant funds support the City Attorney’s Victim Advocacy Services program. Award dollars fund 1) salary for five Domestic Violence Advocates and one Pretrial Services Advocate; 2) professional development for grant staff; 3) and bus passes for victims and prosecution witnesses.

This program guides and supports victims of misdemeanor domestic violence and related crimes as they navigate legal processes and systems. In addition, advocates provide information on victim rights; promote safety planning and connect individuals with community-based services and resources. This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of grant funds and the transfer and appropriation of the matching funds required by the grant award.

The SVAA grant is a $2,900.00 award that requires no city match. The VOCA grant is $400,924.00 award requiring a 20% ($100,231.00) match for a total appropriation of $504,054.00.

Fiscal Impact:
The SVAA grant is a $2,900 award that requires no city match. The VOCA grant is $400,924 award requiring a 20% ($100,231) match. Matching funds are available in the City Attorney's 2018 General Fund budget, subject to passage of 2970-2018.

Grant Period: 10/01/18 - 09/30/19


State Share SVAA (2019-SVAA-132131860): $2,900
Matching Funds (2019-SVAA-132131860): $0
State Share VOCA (2019-VOCA-132131856): $400,924
Matching Funds (2019-VOCA-132131856): $100,231
Total Grant: $504,055

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

Title

To authorize the City Attorney's Office to accept State Victims Award Act (2019-SVAA-132131860) and Victims of Crime Act (2019-VOCA-132131856) funding from the Ohio Office of the Attorney General in the amou...

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