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File #: 22-503    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County for the purpose of pairing community volunteers with children who have been placed in foster care in an amount not to exceed $354,738 for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_CASA, 2. 20220628_a_CASA
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County for the purpose of pairing community volunteers with children who have been placed in foster care in an amount not to exceed $354,738 for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.

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BACKGROUND:
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County (CASA) pairs caring community volunteers with children who have been placed in foster care. Each CASA volunteer is appointed by the Juvenile Court to represent the best interests of the child and advocate for the child's needs. CASA facilitates collaboration among families, social workers, and community partners to support the well-being of children in foster care. This initiative will support the recruitment and training of more CASA volunteers to serve more children.

DISCUSSION:
CASA trains and supports community volunteers who serve as officers of the Juvenile Court and are appointed to investigate, report, and advocate on behalf of children and youth. Under this agreement, CASA will focus on conducting targeted recruitment of volunteers willing to provide advocacy services to dependent children placed outside of San Mateo County.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing Amendment of the County's fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

This agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by the County Attorney as to form.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
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FY 2022-23 Targeted

FY 2023-24 Targeted

FY 2024-25 Targeted

Based on a mailed and/or electronic anonymous survey of those youth who receive CASA services for one year and respond to the survey, the percentage of youth...

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