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File #: 20-157    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide differential response services, increasing the amount by $1,253,407 for a revised amount not to exceed $3,253,721.
Attachments: 1. 20200324 r_StarVistaDR, 2. 20200324 a_StarVistaDR
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Human Services Agency Director
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with StarVista for Differential Response Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide differential response services, increasing the amount by $1,253,407 for a revised amount not to exceed $3,253,721.

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BACKGROUND:
Differential Response (DR) is an evidence-based prevention and early-intervention strategy designed to reduce child abuse and neglect. It provides support services to families that need to be strengthened but do not meet the legal criteria for entering the child welfare system. This response uses identified paths based on an assessment of safety and risk to determine the strengths and needs of the child and the needs of the child's family. Family participation in DR services is voluntary.

On December 5, 2017, this Board authorized an agreement with StarVista by resolution no. 075605, in the amount of $846,907 for the term of December 6, 2017 through December 5, 2018, to provide DR services for the North, Central, and Coastside regions of San Mateo County.

On December 4, 2018, this Board authorized an amendment to the agreement with StarVista by resolution no. 076307, to increase funding by $1,153,407 and extend the term through December 5, 2019. This amendment also expanded the service area to include the Southern region of San Mateo County. This agreement was subsequently amended on December 4, 2019, by the Agency Director, to extend the term through December 4, 2020.

DISCUSSION:
StarVista currently provides DR and aftercare services for reunified families in all regions of San Mateo County. They provide at-risk families with access to voluntary child-focused case management services that are intended to be short-term and intensive for up to six months per family and time-li...

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