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File #: 19-7217   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/17/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of grant funds in an amount up to $306,527.00 from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Program, and authorizing an interlocal agreement with Bexar County regarding the distribution of grant funds and the designation of Bexar County as the grant fiscal agent. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. FY2019 Byrne JAG Local TX Allocations.pdf, 2. FY 2019-20 JAG Interlocal BC and COSA FINAL DRAFT.pdf, 3. JAG 2019 - Exhibit A - Part I - Program Description.pdf, 4. SAPD JAG Budget FY2019 - NIBRS Compliance.pdf, 5. FY2019 JAG Personnel Complement.pdf, 6. Draft Ordinance, 7. Ordinance 2019-10-17-0847
DEPARTMENT: Police

DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City wide

SUBJECT:

An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of funds, upon award, for the 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement with Bexar County.

SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of funds, upon award, for the 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for a Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Program, a City/County project addressing child sexual abuse/assault not to exceed $306,527.00, and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement with Bexar County regarding the distribution of grant funds and designating Bexar County as the grant fiscal agent; establishing a personnel complement and appropriating a budget. The grant period ends on September 30, 2022.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Justice Assistance Grants were first awarded in 2005. Provisions of the grant require the City and Bexar County to submit a joint application. The grant funds are used to support a joint City/County project for addressing child sexual abuse/assault.

The funds for the 2019 JAG grant will be used to continue supporting the joint City/County project called Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Program. The purpose of the project is to conduct joint investigations with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office, the Bexar County Housing and Human Services Department, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, and ChildSafe.

The City's portion of the grant will be used to continue to fund two (2) Detective Investigator positions. These Detective Investigators will investigate sexual abuse/assault cases involving children. Tasked with the investigation of more than 28 different offenses, a large portion of the Special Victims Uni...

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