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File #: 18-1610    Version: 1 Name: 10/15/18 Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($197,122.68) (8 Votes Required)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2018 Final action: 10/15/2018
Enactment date: 10/15/2018 Enactment #: R-18-407
Title: Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($197,122.68) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Grant Contract Template - Approved by MIDC.pdf
Title
Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($197,122.68) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
This resolution seeks Council approval for a grant contract with the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC), and further seeks authorization to accept and appropriate grant funds from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) without regard to City Fiscal Year.

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) was created by legislation in 2013 after an advisory commission recommended improvements to the state's legal system. (MCL ?780.991)

The MIDC is statutorily required to develop and oversee the implementation, enforcement, and modification of minimum standards, rules, and procedures to ensure that indigent criminal defense services providing effective assistance of counsel are delivered to all indigent adults in this state consistent with the safeguards of the United States constitution, the state constitution of 1963, and with the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Act.

The MIDC is charged with identifying and encouraging best practices for delivering the effective assistance of counsel to indigent defendants charged with crimes. The MIDC will also collect data, support compliance and administer grants to achieve these goals.

MIDC requires that all indigent defense delivery systems in Michigan must submit compliance plans and cost projections for all the standards approved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

It is important to note that a system's duty of compliance with the terms of the compliance plan is contingent upon receipt of a grant in the amount contained in the plan and cost analysis approved by the MIDC. See MCL ?780.997.

On May 22, 2017, The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission published the first four standards for indigent criminal defense services that were approved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Those first four standard...

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