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File #: 1966-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled Indefinitely
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 10/5/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs to provide peer mentors to Helping Achieve Recovery Together (h.a.r.t), the opiate specific specialized docket; to appropriate $50,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. HART P2P
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 and Programs, and to appropriate the total amount of the grant from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Specialized Docket of the Franklin County Municipal Court. This grant is a continuation of services and will fund a Peer Support Specialist to be assigned to the Helping Achieve Recovery Together (h.a.r.t), the opiate specific specialized docket. The Specialized Dockets have increased their understanding of and value for that of a Peer Support Specialist, an individual with lived experience and specific training to assist in the rehabilitation of participants. This Peer Support Specialist will be a mentor specifically to the participants of the h.a.r.t specialty docket.


Emergency Legislation is requested so that the grant funds can be used as close to the start date of October 1 as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT
$50,000.00 will be expended from the General Government 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 Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs to provide peer mentors to Helping Achieve Recovery Together (h.a.r.t), the opiate specific specialized docket; to appropriate $50,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; 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 peer mentorship to participants in the h.a.r.t. specialized docket. Helping Achieve Recovery Together, h.a.r.t., the opiate specific Specialized Docket at the Franklin County Municipal Court, does not have peer support for participants prior...

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