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File #: R-2020-059    Version: 1 Name: VOCA Grant FY2021
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2020 In control: Police Department
On agenda: 4/22/2020 Final action: 4/22/2020
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Ratifying The Submission Of An Application To The Office Of The Attorney General, State Of Florida, To Receive The Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Victims Of Crime Act Grant; Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Accept, If Awarded, The Grant In An Approximate Amount Of $94,260.63; Authorizing The In-Kind Match Requirement In An Approximate Amount Of $23,565.17; Further Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute All Applicable Grant Documents And Agreements.
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. VOCA Grant FY 2020-2021 Application

Title

A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Ratifying The Submission Of An Application To The Office Of The Attorney General, State Of Florida, To Receive The Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Victims Of Crime Act Grant; Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Accept, If Awarded, The Grant In An Approximate Amount Of $94,260.63; Authorizing The In-Kind Match Requirement In An Approximate Amount Of $23,565.17; Further Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute All Applicable Grant Documents And Agreements.

 

 

Strategic Plan Focus

Public Safety

 

 

Body

 

Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Resolution.

 

 

Explanation:

The Police Department submitted an application to the Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida, for the continued funding for a Police Department Victim Advocate. The Victim Advocate assists at crime scene, determines the physical needs of the victim and/or his/her family, refers crime victim to appropriate community resource agencies. Services will include crisis intervention, personal advocacy, information and referral, follow-up contact, assistance with filing crime victim's compensation claims, group support for homicide survivors, assistance with filing for injunctions against violence for stalking, mailing out essential information, acting as a liaison with investigators, telephone and face-to-face communication, and assistance in obtaining police reports for victims.

 

Fiscal Impact:

The VOCA Grant funds will be approximately $94,260.63 with a required in-kind match of approximately $23,565.17. Notification of award is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2021.  If awarded, a separate budget amendment will be presented to Commission to recognize and appropriate the grant award.

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Chris O’Brien, Chief of Police

George R. Keller, Jr., CPPT, Assistant City Manager for Public Safety