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File #: 19-2336    Version: 1 Name: 1/6/20 Resolution to Approve an Agreement with Washtenaw County on Behalf of its Sheriff’s Office to Provide Drug Abuse Screening Services to Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court Participants ($38,431.00)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/6/2020 Final action: 1/6/2020
Enactment date: 1/6/2020 Enactment #: R-19-585
Title: Resolution to Approve an Agreement with Washtenaw County on Behalf of Its Sheriff's Office to Provide Drug Abuse Screening Services to Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court Participants ($38,431.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. WCSOCommunityCorrections-PSA-over-$25k.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve an Agreement with Washtenaw County on Behalf of Its Sheriff’s Office to Provide Drug Abuse Screening Services to Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court Participants ($38,431.00) (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum

This resolution seeks Council approval for an Agreement with Washtenaw County on behalf of its Sheriff’s Office for drug abuse screening services to 15th Judicial District Court defendants who are participants in the Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court programs.  These services are funded by grants from the Supreme Court of Michigan State Court Administrative Office for Grant Fiscal Year 2020, without regard to City Fiscal Year.

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Services provided under this agreement will be funded through the State Court Administrative Office Michigan Drug Court Grant Program (SCAO-MDCGP) ($1,130.00), Michigan Veterans Treatment Court Grant Program (SCAO-MVTCGP) ($5,920.00), and Michigan Mental Health Court Grant Program (SCAO-MMHCGP) ($31,381.00). The grant awards were accepted and contracts approved by City Council on November 18, 2019 (R-19-504, R-19-503, and R-19-505).  

 

Approval of a ten percent (10%) contingency amount is also requested to allow the Court to increase services should additional funds become available for drug testing services through an approved State Court Administrative Office grant program budget amendment (e.g., approved grant project line-item budget adjustments within the total program awards).

Staff

Prepared by: Shryl Samborn, Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District Court

Reviewed by: Betsy Blake, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office has awarded grant funds to the 15th Judicial District Court for drug abuse screening services to 15th Judicial District Court Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court defendants who are participants in the specialty court programs;

 

Whereas, The 15th Judicial District Court has determined that the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community Corrections Division is an appropriate and skilled provider of such services; and

 

Whereas, It is in the best interests of the City of Ann Arbor and in the best interests of justice to enter into an Agreement with Washtenaw County on behalf of its Sheriff’s Office;

 

RESOLVED, That an Agreement with Washtenaw County on behalf of its Sheriff’s Office for drug abuse screening services to 15th Judicial District Court Sobriety Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mental Health Court participants be approved;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approve a ten percent (10%) contingency in the amount to be expendable from available SCAO grant funds during the life of the grants without regard to fiscal year with the approval of the SCAO and the City Administrator;

 

RESOLVED, That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute the Agreement after approval as to form by the City Attorney and as to substance by the City Administrator, without regard to City Fiscal Year;

 

RESOLVED, That funds be made available without regard to fiscal year; and

 

RESOLVED, That Council authorize the City Administrator to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution including execution of any amendments that do not exceed the contingency amount.