Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1100    Version: 1 Name: SAO: CAC Victim Advocates VOCA Grant Extension SFY19
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2019 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2019
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an amendment for an extension of the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center's Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) victim advocate grant program, awarded by the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI).
Attachments: 1. CACI VOCA Extension
Title
Joint resolution authorizing an amendment for an extension of the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center's Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) victim advocate grant program, awarded by the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI).

Staff Summary
* This VOCA victim assistance grant extension is for an equipment purchase that will help the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center preserve interview evidence.
* In 1999, the Children's Advocacy Center implemented two victim advocate grants, which have been renewed each year since, to supplement funding for two victim advocates, one being bilingual.
* In 2016, both grant programs were combined into one contract, and in 2017, funding for an additional victim advocate position was added.
* The new grant extension is for the performance period of July 9, 2018 through August 15, 2019 and includes an increase in grant funding in the amount of $15,287.
* The Children's Advocacy Center provides the required match and any additional program costs by reimbursing the State's Attorney's Office. No County funding is required for this program.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) has announced an extension of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant program for the Children's Advocacy Center through August 15, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the grant funding of $15,287 will be utilized to purchase equipment to preserve interview evidence for the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the renewal as described herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the Program Amendment and extension with the CACI for the State's Attorney's Children's Advocacy Center program, for the period of July 9, 2018 through August 15, 2019, is hereby accepted; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the grant program expenses are already included in the State's Attorney's budget; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that $15,287 in federal funds wi...

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