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File #: 2084-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with The Legal Aid Society of Columbus in support of the organization’s Reentry Team services; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($130,000.00)
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. Ord 2084-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with The Legal Aid Society of Columbus in support of the organization’s Reentry Team services.

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) is a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to low-income and qualifying senior residents in the City and surrounding areas. The organization’s Reentry Team is focused specifically on assisting and empowering low-income individuals in overcoming collateral sanctions to criminal records through (1) direct legal representation, (2) leveraging the help of pro bono attorneys and student volunteers, and (3) community engagement and education.

This ordinance will allow for LASC’s Reentry Team to increase their capacity by 67% over the next year, in order to provide for further direct representation of clients, increase capacity for their Clean Slate clinics, and collect statistical information and conduct analysis on demographic trends and needs within the reentry community. This ordinance authorizes the grant agreement, as well as the appropriation and expenditure of $130,000.00 within the Jobs Growth subfund.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to ensure that The Legal Aid Society of Columbus can immediately begin providing additional Reentry Team services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.

FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $130,000.00 and is available in the 2019 budget within the Jobs Growth subfund, Fund 1000-100015.

Title

To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with The Legal Aid Society of Columbus in support of the organization’s Reentry Team services; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($130,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, low-income residents in the City of Columbus are in need of reentry services to assist them in ov...

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