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File #: 20-1615    Version: 1 Name: 11/16/20 Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Mental Health Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($167,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: 11/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-431
Title: Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Mental Health Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($167,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. FY2021_MHC_Award_Letter.pdf, 2. FY2021_MHC_Grant_Contract.pdf
Title
Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Mental Health Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($167,000.00) (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 15th Judicial District Court Mental Health Court program, and further seeks authorization to accept and appropriate grant funds from the State Court Administrative Office Michigan Mental Health Court Grant Program (SCAO-MMHCGP) for that purpose without regard to City Fiscal Year.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: No matching funds are required for acceptance of this grant award.

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.

At the discretion of the City Finance Director, the Court will establish a separate grant account with the City Finance Department and will take all other necessary steps to assure the effective administration of this grant award.
Staff
Prepared by: Shryl Samborn, Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District Court
Approved by: Tom Crawford, 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 Grant Program funds t...

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