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File #: 16-859    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2017 Departments: SHERIFF
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with CORA to provide Emergency Response Program (ERP) services to victims of domestic violence, increasing the amount by $81,169 to an amount not to exceed $267,240, from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
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: Amendment to the Agreement with CORA

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with CORA to provide Emergency Response Program (ERP) services to victims of domestic violence, increasing the amount by $81,169 to an amount not to exceed $267,240, from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

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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:
In October 2016, the Board entered into an agreement (Resolution No. 074851) with
CORA for Emergency Response Program services, in an amount not to exceed
$157,610 and a term commencing July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

In January 2017, the parties amended the agreement by increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $28,461 and extending the term two months to August 31, 2017 in order to implement in-depth training on the updated Domestic Violence Protocol in order to improve the coordinated community response (CCR) for domestic violence and se...

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