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File #: 22-668    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 Departments: DISTRICT ATTORNEY
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the District Attorney to submit annual grant applications and execute similar agreements with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program for the periods of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 and January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2025.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_r_Unserved Underserved Victim Advocacy
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Stephen M. Wagstaffe, District Attorney
Subject: Grant Award Agreements with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the District Attorney to submit annual grant applications and execute similar agreements with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program for the periods of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 and January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2025.
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BACKGROUND:
The County has received funding for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program since 2010 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Cal OES requires the County Board of Supervisors to approve the application and executed agreement for grant funds for Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program. The District Attorney will submit an application for the grant funds for the period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. Because the Cal OES requires a new application and executed agreement each year, for the sake of efficiency, the District Attorney seeks Board approval to submit a grant application and execute a grant award agreement for the periods of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 and January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2025.

DISCUSSION:
The Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program was established in 2010. The Program, administered at the local level by the Office of the District Attorney, provides comprehensive services to diminish the adverse effects of crime on unserved/underserved crime victim populations in California by establishing victim advocacy positions solely dedicated to the unserved/underserved po...

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