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File #: 0564-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs; to appropriate $50,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court Department of Probation and Pretrial Services for the purpose of providing 3 assessment specialists from Alvis Inc for the provision of pre-trial intake and risk-based assessments supporting a reduction in the length of time necessary to assign probationers to appropriate caseloads; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Pre-trial Assessment and Intake Grant
Explanation

BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy & Programs, and to appropriate the total amount of the grant from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Probation Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court. This grant will fund three assessment specialists from Alvis Inc. for the provision of pre-trial intake support and risk-based assessments in the Municipal Court.

Emergency Legislation is requested so that the grant funds can be utilized as soon as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT
$50,000.00 will be expended from the General Government Grant Fund.

Title

To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs; to appropriate $50,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court Department of Probation and Pretrial Services for the purpose of providing 3 assessment specialists from Alvis Inc for the provision of pre-trial intake and risk-based assessments supporting a reduction in the length of time necessary to assign probationers to appropriate caseloads; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, it is in the city's best interest that the Franklin County Municipal Court receive support to provide timely pre-trial intake support and risk-based assessments; and

WHEREAS, grant monies from the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy & Programs, in the amount of $50,000 are available to provide for intake support and assessments; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Administrative Judge to accept this grant so that the grant funds can be use...

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