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  County Administrator's Report     11. 8.    
BCC Regular Meeting Budget & Finance Consent  
Meeting Date: 10/06/2016  
Issue:    Program Participation Agreement with Pathways for Change, Inc.
From: Chip Simmons
Department: Corrections  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Program Participation Agreement Between Pathways for Change, Inc., and Escambia County, Florida - Chip W. Simmons, Assistant County Administrator 

That the Board take the following action concerning the Program Participation Agreement between Pathways for Change, Inc. (PFC), a Florida not-for-profit corporation and Escambia County, Florida, a political subdivision of the State of Florida (County):

A. Approve the Agreement; and

B. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement.

The Center has created an outreach program to assist individuals who have recently been released from a correctional facility in assimilating into society.  The County agrees to contribute for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 up to $140,000 to the Program (the "County Contribution").  The County Contribution shall be paid on a reimbursement basis for eligible costs and expenses related to compensation, including full time salary and benefits for the following PFC staff positions:

1. Admissions Specialist/Court Liaison
2. Treatment Program Manager
3. Case Manager
4. Executive Director
5. Mental Health Contract Counselors
6. Office Coordinator
7. Transition Manager
8. After Care Specialist/Director of Alumni

Miscellaneous expenses incurred in the provision of incentives for mentors participating in the program include: cell phones, travel and training for Program staff; miscellaneous expenses such as medications and hygiene items for inmates; transportation of inmates to community services for medical and vocational evaluations; program curriculum; night monitors, aftercare services; and transitional housing.

[Funding Source:  General Fund 001, Cost Center 110201, Object Code 58208]
BACKGROUND:
The Center has created an outreach program to assist individuals who have recently been released from a correctional facility in assimilating into society.  The program is commonly referred to as Pathways for Change (PFC).
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
Funding Source: General Fund 001, Cost Center 110201, Object Code 58208
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
This document has been approved as to form and legal sufficiency by the County Attorney's Office.
PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
This recommendation is in compliance with the provision of the Code of Ordinances of Escambia County, Florida, Chapter 46, Finance Article II, Purchases and Contracts.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
N/A

Attachments
Program Participation Agreement-Pathways for Change

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