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File #: 2019-4302    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Preliminary Item
File created: 9/13/2019 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): all Acceptance of Victims of Crimes Act Grant to District Attorney's Office

                                    

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: District Attorney                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): all

Acceptance of Victims of Crimes Act Grant to District Attorney’s Office

 

Body

Information Contact: Sherry Boston or Roz Harris

Phone Number: 404-371-4773

 

PURPOSE:

To consider accepting the annual Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the amount of $648,006 for the District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program for the grant year October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020; and

To consider the continuation of the eleven Victim Advocate positions funded by the grant for the grant period, 10/1/19 through 9/30/2020; and

To authorize the CEO to execute all necessary documents.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

The VOCA grant funds ten District Attorney’s Victim Advocate positions who are essential to  providing a range of services to victims of crime required by the Crime Victims Bill of Rights,  O.G.C.A. 17-17-1, including but not limited to notification of court dates, accompaniment to court, emergency safety planning, counseling, and referrals to community agencies.

 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The required match funds of $162,002 and supplemental funds required to sustain the D.A’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program staffing are maintained in 03810.573053.100, were included in the D.A’s 2019 budget, and will be included in the D.A’s 2020 budget request.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

Accept the annual Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the amount of $648,006 for the District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program for the grant year October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020; continue the eleven Victim Advocate positions funded by the grant for the grant period, 10/1/19 through 9/30/2020; and authorize the CEO to execute all necessary documents...