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File #: 21-5290    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 Domestic Relations for approval to accept from the Texas Office of the Attorney General renewal grant funds in the amount of $93,580, with a required match of $9,358, for the FY 2022 Access and Visitation/Shared Parenting Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-5290.pdf
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Department: Domestic Relations
Department Head/Elected Official: David W. Simpson, J.D., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): Contract Number 21-C0008
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG)
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Domestic Relations for approval to accept from the Texas Office of the Attorney General renewal grant funds in the amount of $93,580, with a required match of $9,358, for the FY 2022 Access and Visitation/Shared Parenting Program.
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Background and Discussion:
Amendment Two to the contract for access and visitation grant between the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas and the County (Contract No. 21-C0008) would extend an OAG grant in the amount of $93,580.30 for shared parenting time services. (The county match is fulfilled by using in-kind services and the amount received will cover all salaries and expenses.)

Expected Impact:
The project will seek to secure continuous access to children for parents. Parents who have been denied court-ordered parenting time or who are experiencing parenting problems which impact their co-parenting abilities may apply to our cooperative parenting program. This three-step program includes an attorney consultation, parent conferences, parent education, child counseling and when necessary, litigation. By including both parents up front in the process, the DRO has achieved success in moving parents into a co-parenting relationship.

Alternative Options:
The only viable alternative is for this service to be funded completely through general fund monies. The benefits of accepting this grant provides an opportunity for a partnership and access to resources to assist in delivering the services. This partnership has existed for over 10 years.

Alignment with Goal(s):
X Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunit...

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