Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1533    Version: 1 Name: SAO: VOCA Multi-Victimization Grant Program
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) for a Multi-Victimization Services program, including an emergency appropriation of $137,848 in federal funds, if awarded.
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Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) for a Multi-Victimization Services program, including an emergency appropriation of $137,848 in federal funds, if awarded.

Staff Summary
* The LCSAO has applied for a VOCA grant through the (ICJIA).
* The grant term is for one year, starting December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021. Additional funding to support the program for up to an additional 24 months may be awarded after the initial funding period.
* The ICJIA funding addresses the needs of victims who have experienced multiple types of crime during their lifetime, as experiencing multiple types of crime may result in complex trauma and mental health symptoms that differ from those who experience one type of crime.
* The LCSAO currently receives VOCA grant funding from ICJIA to support two Victim/Witness Coordinator positions in the office. The Victim/Witness Coordinators work with the victims throughout the criminal justice process by providing them with advocacy, on-going support and an understanding of the criminal court process.
* This VOCA Multi-Victimization grant funded program is an expansion on the services that the Victim/Witness Coordinators currently provide. Through this grant funding, trauma-informed counseling services will be offered to violent crime victims who self-report as having experienced multi-victimization, also known as poly-victims.
* Program funding of $172,623 includes $137,848 of federal grant funding (for salary and benefits for a licensed clinical therapist, who also has experience working with victims of crime, a laptop and a program brochure) and in-kind match funding of $34,825 as budgeted in the LCSAO's budget. No new county funds are required.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) posted a notice of funding opport...

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