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File #: 19-1314    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2019 Departments: PROBATION
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal process and authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) to provide domestic violence treatment and support services for the term of February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_r_cora, 2. 20200128_a_cora
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: John T. Keene, Chief Probation Officer
Subject: Agreement with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) to provide Domestic Violence treatment and support services countywide

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal process and authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) to provide domestic violence treatment and support services for the term of February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

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BACKGROUND:
California Welfare and Institutions Code (W&I), Division 9, Part 6, Chapter 5, otherwise called the "Domestic Violence Centers Act," declares there is a present and growing need to develop innovative strategies and services which will ameliorate and reduce the trauma of domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Centers Act created a trust fund pursuant to Penal Code 1203.097, in which fees collected from specified defendants are placed in that fund. The fees collected in this fund are to be disbursed for approved programs for the purpose of aiding victims of domestic violence. In April 2004, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recommended that CORA receive disbursements from two trust funds: Domestic Violence Trust Fund and Battered Women's Shelter Trust Fund.

DISCUSSION:
In response to the Domestic Violence Centers Act, we are asking that the Board approve an agreement with CORA. CORA is the only agency in the county with services solely dedicated to serving those affected by domestic violence meeting the requirements detailed in the Domestic Violence Centers Act, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal representation, advice and accompaniment, a 24-hour hotline, counseling, and community outreach.

The Probation Department is also seeking a waiver of the Request ...

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