Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0654    Version: 1 Name: SAO: Victims of Crime Act Multi-Victimization Program
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2022 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an amendment for an 18-month extension for the State's Attorney's Office Multi-Victimization Program through a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant awarded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, including an emergency appropriation of $206,771 in federal funds.
Attachments: 1. VOCA Multi-Victimization 06-01-22 through 11-30-23 Extension Grant Accounting
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Joint resolution authorizing an amendment for an 18-month extension for the State's Attorney's Office Multi-Victimization Program through a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant awarded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, including an emergency appropriation of $206,771 in federal funds.

Staff Summary
* This VOCA Multi-Victimization grant extension will enable continuation of this program addressing the needs of victims who have experienced multiple types of crime during their lifetime. According to the ICJIA 2016 Victim Needs Assessment, victims of violent crimes are especially vulnerable as nearly three-quarters (72%) have been the victim of more than one crime.
* The grant is administered through the ICJIA for the performance period of December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2023.
* 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.
* The additional funding of $206,771 will be used to fund 43.5 percent of the salary and benefits for a licensed therapist and the salary and benefits for a part-time bi-lingual licensed therapist for the period of June 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023. No county funds are required.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced an 18-month extension and funding increase of $206,771 for the continuation of the Lake County State's Attorney's Multi-Victimization Program grant through a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant which will provide counseling services by licensed therapists for victims who self-identify as poly-victims, during the period of June 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023; and

WHEREAS, the grant program will fund 43.5 percent of the salary and benefits for a licensed therapist and the salary and benefits for a part-time bi-lingual licensed therapist; and
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