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File #: 21-1631    Version: 1 Name: 10/18/21 Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Washtenaw County for Case Management Services (Revenue up to $45,000.00)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 10/18/2021
Enactment date: 10/18/2021 Enactment #: R-21-390
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Washtenaw County for Case Management Services (Revenue up to $45,000.00)
Attachments: 1. D15-CountyDiversionProgramContract_2021.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Washtenaw County for Case Management Services (Revenue up to $45,000.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution authorizing the approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Washtenaw County for Case Management Services.

Diversion is an agreement between a criminal offender and the prosecutor to address root causes of involvement with the criminal justice system, demonstrate accountability, and make amends with the community/victim in exchange for a reduced charge or dismissal of criminal charges.

After being charged with a crime, an offender may be eligible to divert their charge out of the criminal justice system.

The County Prosecutor has created a Pretrial Diversion Program to address the fact that the mere act of entering a guilty plea can trigger collateral consequences. People who plead guilty to a crime may be unable to secure housing or jobs, and noncitizens may face immigration consequences.

Under this Agreement, the 15th District Court Probation Department would provide case management services for up to 150 defendants charged in the 15th Judicial District Court with low-level misdemeanors, who are eligible to participate in the County Prosecutor's Pretrial Diversion Program.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Revenue for these services was not included in the Court's approved FY22 Budget. Additional expenditures related to this program are not anticipated for FY22.
Staff
Prepared by: Shryl Samborn, Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District Court
Approved by: John Fournier, Acting City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Many criminal convictions present as barriers to housing, employment and access to education;

Whereas, Successful participation in a pretrial diversion program can result in a lesser conviction or no conviction for a criminal offender;

Whereas, The Washtenaw County Prosecutor has implemented a Pretrial Diversion Prog...

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