COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Offender Aid and Restoration’s Community Correction and Pretrial Services Program – Supplemental Appropriation Request

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Review and approval of supplemental appropriation request, totaling $8,853.00, for Offender Aid and Restoration(OAR)

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Elliott, Davis, and Wiggans

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

August 6, 2008

 

     ACTION:                   INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

     ACTION:    X             INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Albemarle County currently receives grant funding from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DJCS) for Local Probation/Community Corrections and Pretrial Services.  As the grant administrator, the County serves as fiscal agent and contracts with Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) to provide these services for a nine jurisdictional area.  These nine localities include the City of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Orange, Greene, Louisa, Madison, and Goochland.  The Local Probation/Community Corrections program provides services which include local probation supervision, community service supervision, domestic violence intervention, and restitution collection.   Pretrial Services programs include screening, interviews, investigations and recommendations, supervision and reporting services for all jurisdictions except Goochland County.  Funds from the grant are drawn down on a reimbursement basis and remitted to OAR.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 5:  Develop a comprehensive funding strategy/plan to address the County’s growing needs.

 

DISCUSSION:

During the 2008 General Assembly budget deliberations, the DCJS grant award to Albemarle County, as fiscal agent for OAR, for the Community Corrections program was reduced $30,528.00.  The Executive Director of OAR has requested additional local funding from the County to replace its proportional share of the lost State grant revenue.  A similar letter has also been sent to the other eight jurisdictions.  The amount requested from each locality is based on the percentage of total supervision placements by the Courts for both Local Probation and Pretrial services.  Albemarle County’s share of total placements is 29% therefore the request for additional local funding from the County is $8,853.00.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The additional local funding, if approved, would transfer $8,853.00 from the Board of Supervisors’ Contingency Reserve to OAR and would be subject to the eight other jurisdictions contributing their share of lost grant revenue as outlined in Attachment A.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors approve the transfer of $8,853.00 from the Board’s Contingency to OAR subject to participation by the other applicable localities in the revenue loss.  At such time as the other localities commit to this participation, an appropriation will be brought to the Board for formal approval of the local funding increase.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – OAR Request

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