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File #: 2163-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Alvis, Inc for safe housing and GRaSP facilitators; to authorize the expenditure of up to $440,438.96 for services from the JRIG grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($440,438.96)
Attachments: 1. Alvis GRASP Safe Housing
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Alvis, Inc. for safe housing and GRaSP (Group Response Supervision Program) facilitators through June 30, 2023 . The Court was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to pay for these costs.

The grant provides $98,942.00 for a short term safe housing environment for persons leaving jail and beginning intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.

The grant provides $341,496.96 for four individuals to facilitate evidence based programming for the court’s low/moderate risk probationers.

EMERGENCY ACTION is requested in order to start both programs as soon as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT: The funds are available in the grant funds.

Title

To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Alvis, Inc for safe housing and GRaSP facilitators; to authorize the expenditure of up to $440,438.96 for services from the JRIG grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($440,438.96)

Body

WHEREAS, it is in the city's best interest that the Franklin County Municipal Court receive support for an enhanced probationary service for offenders; and

WHEREAS, funds in an amount not to exceed $440,438.96 is budgeted within the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges Grant Fund (JRIG) for this contractual agreement; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Alvis, Inc. in order to assure the start of the assessments thereby preserving the public peace, property, health, safety, and welfare; Now, Therefore

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS

SECTION 1. That the Administrating and...

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