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AI- 7117   4. B. 7.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 02/24/2016  
Resolution for Monitoring Offenders continuation application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Discuss and consider adopting a resolution authorizing the submission of an application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for the Monitoring Offenders Against Women Project.
The goal of the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is to provide needed funding to improve public safety and support victims of crime by filling system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common problems. CJD is accepting applications for projects that promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice systems response to violent crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
On October 28, 2015, the Commissioners Court accepted an award for the Violence Against Women Formula grant. The grant project was for GPS monitors to be assigned to indigent defendants whom judges put on pretrial conditions of bond while they are awaiting trial. The grant award totaled $50,000 with no required cash match.

The program has been working well and the departments involved would like to apply for additional funding to continue and possibly expand the program.

The grant application will total $50,000. A 35% match is required; therefore, the CJD share will be $32,500 and the County’s share will be $17,500, which will be budgeted in FY16/17 from General Fund.

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Resolution for Monitoring Offenders continuation application

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