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  Consent-Health & Human Services   # 29.       
Child, Youth & Family  
Meeting Date: 01/11/2022  
Brief Title:    First Amendment with Victor Community Support Services for Family Urgent Response System (FURS)
From: Karen Larsen, Director, Health and Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Karleen Jakowski, Child, Youth and Family Branch Director, Health and Human Services Agency, x2978

Subject
Approve first amendment to Agreement No. 21-41 with Victor Community Support Services to extend the term of the agreement through December 31, 2021 and add funding in the amount of $100,000 for a new contract maximum of $250,000 for the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021; and revise the payment method for the provisions of Family Urgent Response System. (No general fund impact) (Larsen)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve first amendment to Agreement No. 21-41 with Victor Community Support Services (VCSS) to extend the term of the agreement through December 31, 2021 and add funding in the amount of $100,000 for a new contract maximum of $250,000 for the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021; and revise the payment method, for the provisions of Family Urgent Response System (FURS); and
     
  2. Delegate Authority to the Procurement Manager to execute financial amendments up to $350,000.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) allocated funds to support the implementation of the FURS.  FURS is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide support to current and former foster youth, as well as their caregivers.  FURS requires county child welfare, probation, and behavioral/mental health agencies to establish a joint county-based mobile response system that includes a mobile response and stabilization team to provide in-person support as needed.  This support also includes a toll-free hotline available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, in order to effectively engage caregivers and children and youth currently or previously in the foster care system who are experiencing tension and conflict in their relationships, emotional distress, or behavioral or other difficulties that may threaten their relationships. Hotline operators will provide immediate assistance over the phone to help defuse conflict and to provide focused engagement and assessment to make a referral to the county mobile response system for further support. 
 
FURS is intended to have multiple positive effects on the lives of children and youth and caregivers, including:
  • Preventing placement disruptions and preserving the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver.
  • Preventing the need for a 911 call or law enforcement involvement and avoiding the criminalization of traumatized youth.
  • Preventing psychiatric hospitalization and placement into congregate care; and
  • Promoting healing as a family. 
  • Preventing foster care reentry for former foster youth.
  • Assist foster parents and foster youth to develop and practice skills and strategies that mitigate conflict.
Yolo County received funding from CDSS to meet the FURS requirements and established a joint county-based system that included a mobile response and stabilization team to provide immediate, in-person support 24 hours per day, seven days per week, including during normal business hours. Counties accepted and responded to referrals received from the state-established hotline as of the statewide hotline launch date of March 1, 2021. 

Approval of this request will ensure that the County’s FURS services are available by the statewide hotline through the completion of the current RFP process for these services.

Performance measures were included in Agreement No. 21-41 and are not being changed by this amendment.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel has approved the Amendment as to form.
Competitive Bid Process
This agreement is being sought by a Sole Source approved by the Procurement Manager. A RFP is in process that was issued by the County on November 9, 2021

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   100,000
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   100,000
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $  
One-time commitment     Yes
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$100,000
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
No general funds are required by this action. These services will be funded by State Funds. The total amount of this action is $100,000 for the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The amount of $100,000 is included in the HHSA adopted budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
 
The following is the breakdown of funding for these agreements.
Fiscal Year 2020-21
March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021
Fiscal Year 2021-22
July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Total
$100,000 $150,000* $250,000
Attachments
Att. A. First Amendment

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Financial Services Ryan Pistochini 01/03/2022 04:45 PM
County Counsel Phil Pogledich 01/04/2022 10:19 AM
Madison York Madison York 01/06/2022 03:31 PM
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 01/06/2022 03:46 PM
Form Started By: Kimberly Mayfield Started On: 11/24/2021 07:51 AM
Final Approval Date: 01/06/2022

    

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