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File #: 20-6562   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2020
Posting Language: Briefing and possible action on a San Antonio Police Department grant award in an amount not to exceed $750,000 for the FY 2020 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau Justice Assistance (BJA). [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. Award, 2. GAAF, 3. Budget
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DEPARTMENT: Police

DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

SUBJECT:

Briefing and possible action on a San Antonio Police Department grant award in an amount not to exceed $750,000 for the FY 2020 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau Justice Assistance (BJA).

SUMMARY:

The San Antonio Police Department will provide the Public Safety Committee with a briefing on the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant, which has been awarded to the City for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023. The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant in the amount of $750,000 will increase the San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD) efforts to mitigate threats of targeted violence while expanding the use of mental health courts and establishing a local multidisciplinary threat assessment/management team. This grant will assist in fully implementing the operations of the Triweekly Threat Assessment Group (TTAG) program, a pilot multidisciplinary threat assessment/management team. With training, technology, and resources provided by the grant, the TTAG will prevent violent crime, reduce recidivism, and assist people with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. This grant requires an in-kind match not to exceed $499,104. The acceptance of this grant is scheduled for City Council consideration in "A" Session on December 3, 2020.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

An application was submitted on May 15, 2020 for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant. This grant will help augment the efforts of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Southwest Texas Fusion Center (SWTFC) with support from the Center for Healthcare Services (CHCS) to expand the use of mental health courts, establish a local multidisciplinary threat assessment/management team, and increase p...

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