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File #: 220206    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 3/10/2022 Final action: 3/10/2022
Title: Authorizing the acceptance of a $80,000.00 grant from the Jackson County COMBAT program to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; estimating and appropriating $80,000.00 from the Jackson County COMBAT grant to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Court Administrator to execute a Limited Term Contract for a part-time Case Manager for the Truancy Intervention Program with funds from Account No. 22-2580-275802; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.
Attachments: 1. 00_Fiscal Note G27JCCMT22, 2. Fact Sheet FY22 G27JCCMT22, 3. Appropriation Revenue, 4. 220206 Ordinance, 5. Ordinance G27JCCMT22, 6. Authenticated Ordinance 220206
ORDINANCE NO. 220206

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Authorizing the acceptance of a $80,000.00 grant from the Jackson County COMBAT program to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; estimating and appropriating $80,000.00 from the Jackson County COMBAT grant to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Court Administrator to execute a Limited Term Contract for a part-time Case Manager for the Truancy Intervention Program with funds from Account No. 22-2580-275802; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

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WHEREAS, the purpose of the Kansas City Municipal Truancy Court is to ensure that children between the ages of 7 and 17 are in school as mandated by law, the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) is designed to improve the school attendance of youths who are referred to the program by their school districts and to empower parents and guardians who were cited for their children not attending school as directed under the compulsory law while giving resources to the families as needed; and

WHEREAS, through this program referrals are made to community agencies but due to extreme economic deprivation of program participants, many cannot afford needed services. COMBAT grant funding will pay for services that participants would not have received otherwise to increase program success and reduce violent risk factors; and

WHEREAS, with the COMBAT grant funding, the Municipal Court will serve up to 300 Truancy Court participants and employ a Case Manager to work specifically with Truancy Court parents, guardians and children by identifying and addressing barriers and root causes of truant behavior and providing field-based case management services, linkages, resource and follow-up services to families who choose to participate in the program rather than receive imposed sanctions by the judge; and

WHEREAS, the part-time Case Manager will provide field-based wrap-a...

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