Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0686    Version: 1 Name: SAO: SFY21 DCFS CAC Funding
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 advocate grant program, awarded by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including $86,094 in grant funding, which includes an increase of $5,714 from SFY 2020.
Attachments: 1. DCFS CAC Funding Increase Email
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the renewal of the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center's victim advocate grant program, awarded by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including $86,094 in grant funding, which includes an increase of $5,714 from SFY 2020.

Staff Summary
* DCFS grant funding to provide partial salary for a victim advocate at the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center began prior to 1998 and has been renewed each year since.
* This grant is for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and funds a portion of the salary and benefits for one victim advocate housed at the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center, supplies and printing costs.
* The victim advocate provides 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, providing a digitally recorded interview in a child friendly location, providing mental health referrals, providing emotional support, conducting protocol reviews and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) case meetings, and preventing re-victimization of children through education.
* Sources of funding include state funds in the amount of $86,094 for partial salary and benefits of the victim advocate assigned to the grant program, supplies and printing costs.
* The Children's Advocacy Center provides any additional salary costs by reimbursing the State's Attorney's Office.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has announced a 12-month continuation of a victim advocate grant program to provide advocacy services to child victims of crimes during the period July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the grant funds of $86,094 for this program will provide partial salary and benefits for the victim advocate assigned to the grant program, supplies and prin...

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