File #: 1128-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2023 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 5/15/2023 Final action: 5/18/2023
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with the Community for New Direction for services related to the implementation of the 2023 Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program; to authorize the expenditure in an amount not to exceed $429,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285; to waive the competitive bidding provisions as permitted under Columbus City Code Section 329.15; and to declare an emergency. ($429,500.00)
Attachments: 1. CND Bid Waiver 2023, 2. CND Legislation Template

This ordinance will authorize the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into a contract with Community for New Direction (CND) in the amount of $429,500.00 to provide 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. Contractor shall maintain a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week schedule to respond to calls regarding youth violence confrontations such as shootings, aggravated assaults, homicides, and other violent incidents.

Background: The Contractor shall respond to incidents or conflicts within their assigned zone(s) or may impact their assigned zone(s). The Contractor shall also provide support services to victims' families and friends. Support services will be provided after making initial contact with victims’ families and friends at the scene of an incident, hospital or at a time and location chosen by the victims’ families and friends. Support services can also include Contractor attending funerals, vigils, peace marches, etc. Additionally, Community Intervention Workers shall participate in Neighborhood Violence Interruption (NVI) activities and initiatives focusing on reducing youth violence citywide and improving community collaborations to support the NVI initiative. Community for New Direction will hold a surety bond in the amount of $100,000.00 and Certificate of Insurance as required by the City.

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

Areas Affected: The primary focus areas of Community for New Direction will be west and north zones.

Emergency Justification: an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Recreation and Parks in that the prior contract with CND has expired and it is immediately necessary to au...

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