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File #: 21-5287    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the District Courts for approval to submit an application to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for grant funding in the approximate amount of $3,593,847 for the FY 22 Indigent Defense Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-5287.pdf
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Department: District Courts

Department Head/Elected Official: Clay Bowman


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable):
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Texas Indigent Defense Commission
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the District Courts for approval to submit an application to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for grant funding in the approximate amount of $3,593,847 for the FY 22 Indigent Defense Grant Program.
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Background and Discussion:
Request by the District Courts for approval to submit an application to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for grant funding in the approximate amount of $3,593,847 for the Indigent Defense Formula Grant Program.

Expected Impact:
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (Commission) has advertised the above-referenced grant for indigent defense services. Formula Grants are provided by the Commission to meet its statutory mandates
and to promote Texas counties' compliance with standards adopted by the Commission.

Alternative Options:
The formula grant reimburses each Texas county for expenses related to indigent defense in criminal and juvenile delinquency matters. The alternative would be Harris County as sole funding source for these court-ordered expenditures.



Alignment with Goal(s):
? Justice and Safety
? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Public Health


? Transportation
? Flooding
? Environment
? Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
On June 29, 2021, Commissioners Court approved a Justice Administration Department recommendation to create six associate judges and initial budget pending local rules, goals and outcome.


Location:

Address (if applicable list below):


? Countywide
? Precinct 1
? Precinct 2

? Precinct 3
? Precinct 4


Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name

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FY 21-22
Estimates



FY 22
Next 3 FYs
Incremental Expendi...

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