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File #: 3129-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office; to appropriate $141,823.92 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($141,823.92)
Attachments: 1. VOCA Grant, 2. VOCA Award
Explanation

BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $141,823.92 from the State of Ohio, Crime Victim Assistance Office, and to appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Probation Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court, the total amount of the grant. This grant will fund a portion of the salaries and fringe benefits of two (2) victim assistant staff for the continuation of a program to assist probation officers primarily in the domestic violence unit. The staff acts as liaisons to the City Prosecutor and works with the victims of crime when a perpetrator has been placed on probation.

Emergency Legislation is requested so the grant funds can be used as closed to the start date as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT $141,823.92 will be expended from the General Governmental Grant Fund.


Title

To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office; to appropriate $141,823.92 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($141,823.92)

Body


WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to provide victim services in the Franklin County Municipal Court, Department of Probation Services; and

WHEREAS, a grant from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office in the amount of $141,823.92 has been awarded to fund a portion of the salaries and fringe benefits of two (2) victim assistant staff for the continuation of a program to assist probation officers primarily in the domestic violence unit a portion of the costs; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the city in that it is immediately necessary to accept the aforementioned grant to continue p...

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