Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0685    Version: 1 Name: SAO: CAC Victim Advocates VOCA Grant SFY21
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the renewal 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) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including grant funding of $260,967, which is an increase of $27,961 from FY 2020.
Attachments: 1. Funding Renewal Email
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Joint resolution authorizing the renewal 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) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including grant funding of $260,967, which is an increase of $27,961 from FY 2020.

Staff Summary
* In 1999, the Lake County 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.
* This grant is for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and funds a portion of the salary and benefits for three victim advocates housed at the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center along with additional program costs.
* The victim advocates provide comprehensive, supportive services to child victims and their non-offending family members, throughout the court process.
* Program goals include providing advocacy services for child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members, preventing re-victimization of children through education, providing emotional support and maintaining the current staff of victim advocates in order to provide efficient services to abused children.
* Sources of funding include federal funds in the amount of $260,967 for partial salary and benefits for the victim advocates assigned to the grant program.
* The Lake County Children's Advocacy Center provides any additional salary, fringe benefits or program costs by reimbursing the State's Attorney's Office. No County funding is required for this program.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) has announced a 12-month continuation of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant for the Children's Advocacy Center program to provide advocacy services to child victim...

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