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File #: 21-6458    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Institute of Forensic Sciences for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the Office of the Governor/Criminal Justice Division to delete the in-kind match of $28,450 and to add a discretionary cash match of $49,915 for the FY 2021-22 Victim Assistance Specialist Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-6458.pdf
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Department: Institute of Forensic Sciences

Department Head/Elected Official: Luis A. Sanchez, M.D., Executive Director & Chief Medical Examiner


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): 100001000001119 (CJD 2460108)

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Institute of Forensic Sciences for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the Office of the Governor/Criminal Justice Division to delete the in-kind match of $28,450 and to add a discretionary cash match of $49,915 for the FY 2021-22 Victim Assistance Specialist Program.
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Background and Discussion:

The purpose of the Victim Assistance Program is to provide decedent families with a dedicated liaison at the Medical Examiner's Office. Liaison services include providing guidance and assistance to decedent families who are navigating the Medical Examiner's Office processes and potentially the criminal justice system, as well as gathering much-needed information from families about decedents to assist with determination of cause and manner of death.

Expected Impact:

The Victim Assistance Specialists will provide services to be performed with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to delivery. The Specialists will assist surviving family members of individuals that die sudden, often unexpected and/or violent deaths by providing crisis intervention, community and social service referrals, and emotional support. Additionally, this program has developed strong partnerships with law enforcement agencies and crime victim resource agencies to provide comprehensive crime victim services.








Alternative Options:

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Alignment with Goal(s):
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? Economic Opportunity
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