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File #: 1587-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/26/2022 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify the contract with Community for New Direction to increase the amount allocated for the contract authorized by Ordinance 0260-2022 to provide violence intervention services; to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 within the General Fund, from the Department of Finance to the Department of Public Safety; to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Template- Contract Mod CND
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to modify the contract with Community for New Direction (CND) in order to provide a cost of living increase to their employees engaged in violence interruption and crisis response activities that include responding to specific violent confrontations, working to mediate and diffuse conflict tensions, and actively promoting peace building among our youth.

Ordinance 0260-2022 authorized the Director of Public Safety to enter into a professional services contract with Community for New Direction to engage their violence interruption and case management professionals in the work of the Group Violence intervention initiative. This additional $100,000 will increase the base pay received by these individuals for performing their vital, continuous and potentially dangerous work.

The original contract amount: $329,500.00 (PO324701, Ord. 0260-2022)
The total of Modification No. 1: $100,000 (This Ordinance)
The contract amount including all modifications: $429,500.00

Principal Parties:
John Dawson, CEO
Community for New Direction
2323 W. 5th Avenue Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 272.1464
Contractor Federal ID #: 31-1430278

FISCAL IMPACT
This Ordinance authorizes the transfer of $100,000.00 within the General Fund from the Department of Finance to the Department of Public Safety in order to provide a cost of living increase to Community for New Direction employees engaged in violence interruption and crisis response activities.

Bid Waiver Justification: The original contract authorized by Ordinance 0260-2022 included a Bid Waiver in order to keep the consistency with the program participants and the vendor (interventionists). They have been working with the NVI program for over 7 years; they know the program participants, the youth and young adults in the community and have established relationships with them. It is important to keep the continuity of these relationships and trust. A new v...

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