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File #: 21-4829    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Domestic Relations for approval of a temporary budget transfer in the amount of $30,000 for the Supervised Visitation Program pending receipt of the award, and extend associated positions to September 30, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 21-4829 rev.pdf
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Department: Domestic Relations

Department Head/Elected Official: David W. Simpson


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Domestic Relations for approval of a temporary budget transfer in the amount of $30,000 for the Supervised Visitation Program pending receipt of the award, and extend associated positions to September 30, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:

The Domestic Relations Office has provided cooperative parenting services for 36 years and supervised visitation services since April 2018. As a county legal agency, our vision includes ensuring that parents provide both financial and emotional support. This project will ensure protected and secured access to children for parents who have been ordered to visit with their children in a supervised group setting. In suits affecting a parent child relationship, Harris County Family Judges regularly determine what type of possession/access a parent should have with their child. Sometimes a court determines that it is not in a child's best interest for their parent to have unsupervised possession/access. Under such a finding, the Court generally orders that all possession times be supervised in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and ensuring the safety of the child. Issues that can impair a person's ability to have supervised possession, include domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and other difficulties that might impair a parent.

Expected Impact:

If the grant is not awarded, the temporary transfer will be used to pay any grant costs incurred. If the grant is awarded the temporary transfer will be reversed and budget returned to the Department.



Project goals include: (1) keeping children safe when visiting with their noncustodial p...

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