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File #: 21-1130    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Amendments Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Justice Administration Department to accept an amendment with the MacArthur Foundation to extend the Safety + Justice Challenge grant through June 30, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 7-1130.pdf
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Jim Bethke, Director, Justice Administration Department
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Prepared By: Stephanie Armand, Program & Special Projects Administrator, Justice Administration Department

Subject: MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge Grant No Cost Extension
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Purpose and Request:
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Request by the Justice Administration Department to accept an amendment with the MacArthur Foundation to extend the Safety + Justice Challenge grant through June 30, 2021.
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Background and Discussion:
Harris County is in its sixth year in participating in the Safety + Justice Challenge with the MacArthur Foundation. The County was chosen in 2016 as one of eleven jurisdictions across the United States to receive $2 million to implement strategies for justice system improvement. In 2019, we applied for a renewal grant and received $2.1 million to continue the SJC work and expand our strategies. The renewal grant period expired on December 31, 2020. MacArthur Foundation approved the request for a No Cost Extension on February 22, 2021. We are respectfully requesting approval for a no cost extension to enable the County to use unexpended grant funds in the amount of $501,279 to cover several SJC strategies including the Racial and Ethnic Equity Committee work, three community micro grants, Pretrial Services Step-Down Pilot with GPL, expanding JOY Pretrial Release Support Program.
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Fiscal Impact:
[INSTRUCTIONS: A short description of the cost of the request and where you are requesting funding from. No more than 2 sentences. In addition please fill out the table below. This includes financial impact to the current fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years along with the source of funding (general fund, grant, etc.). If the amount is within the current budget, please indicate the amount from 'Existing Department Budget'. If all of or part of the request is a new expense, please ...

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