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File #: 14-0717    Version: 1 Name: 05/19/14 Resolution to Approve Mental Health Court Planning Grant contract with the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office and to accept and allocate funds
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2014 Final action: 5/19/2014
Enactment date: 5/19/2014 Enactment #: R-14-162
Title: Resolution to Approve a Mental Health Court Planning Grant Contract with the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office and to Accept and Allocate Funds Pursuant to Contract ($113,154.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. D15 SCAO ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CONTRACT 2014
Title
Resolution to Approve a Mental Health Court Planning Grant Contract with the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office and to Accept and Allocate Funds Pursuant to Contract ($113,154.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
This resolution seeks Council approval for a grant contract with the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to fund the planning and establishment of the 15th Judicial District Court Mental Health Court program, and further seeks authorization to accept and allocate grant funds from the State Court Administrative Office Michigan Mental Health Court Planning Grant Program (SCAO-MMHCGP) without regard to City Fiscal Year.

Mental Health Courts are problem-solving courts that focus on therapeutic treatment for offenders with mental illnesses whose crimes are a result of their mental illness. Eligible defendants are diverted into judicially supervised, community-based treatment to address the underlying problems. The program uses a team approach to address the participant's needs for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment while also linking the participant with ancillary services such as education, housing, job skills or other individualized assistance. The goal is to assist participants in bettering their lives while also benefiting the community by reducing jail time, recidivism rates, and court docket congestion.
Staff
Prepared by: Shryl Samborn, Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District Court
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) invited an application from the 15th Judicial District Court for Michigan Mental Health Court Planning Grant Program funds to plan and initiate the operations of a specialized Mental Health Treatment Court;

Whereas, The 15th Judicial District Court applied for and was awarded $113,154.00 by SCAO pursuant to that invitation; and

Whereas, It is in the best...

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