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File #: 16-860    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2017 Departments: SHERIFF
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with CORA to provide Emergency Response Program (ERP) services to victims of domestic violence, for the term of January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, in an amount not to exceed $243,507.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_CORA.pdf, 2. 20171212_a_CORA.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carlos G. Bolanos, Sheriff
Subject: Agreement with Cora for Emergency Response Program Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with CORA to provide Emergency Response Program (ERP) services to victims of domestic violence, for the term of January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, in an amount not to exceed $243,507.

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BACKGROUND:
The Emergency Response Program is the only program to collaborate with all law enforcement agencies in the County, providing 24-hour telephone counseling support during or immediately following a 911 domestic violence disturbance call. When responding to the scene of a 911 domestic violence call, law enforcement personnel encourage victims to speak to a specially trained CORA counselor who will provide information about the volatile nature of domestic violence. Counselors also impart information about CORA's individual and group counseling, shelter, and legal services.

The San Mateo County Domestic Violence Protocol for law enforcement, adopted in
2004, provides for notification to the Emergency Response Program when handling an incident involving any type of domestic violence. A counselor will be notified whether or not it is determined the incident is criminal in nature and whether or not an arrest is made.

DISCUSSION:
CORA is the only agency in the County that provides comprehensive services to victims
and survivors of domestic violence. Law enforcement agencies, the Human Services Agency, and other County partners depend on CORA's over 30 years of expertise for a complete range of prevention, education, and intervention services. Since CORA provides the most comprehensive response to the problem of domestic violence in the County, it is the County's best interest to waive the Request for Proposal process and enter into an agreement for an 18-month term expiring June 30, 20...

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