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  Consent-Law & Justice Services    # 23.       
Sheriff-Coroner  
Meeting Date: 01/11/2022  
Brief Title:    Approve Agreement with the Department of State Hospitals and Adopt Budget Resolution
From: Tom A. Lopez, Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, Sheriff's Office
Staff Contact: Dale Johnson, Undersheriff, Sheriff's Office, x5256

Subject
Approve agreement with the Department of State Hospitals and adopt budget resolution adjusting the 2021-22 Sheriff's Office Detention budget appropriations in the amount of $5,000. (No general fund impact) (4/5 vote required) (Lopez/Johnson)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve agreement with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) for telehealth evaluations of felony incompetent to stand trial (IST) individuals in the Yolo County Detention Facility waiting 60 days or more for admission to a DSH facility; and
     
  2. Adopt budget resolution increasing the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Sheriff's Office Detention budget appropriations in the amount of $5,000.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Safe Communities
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code 4335.2, a program has been established by the DSH to perform reevaluations of felony IST individuals who have been waiting for admission to a DSH facility 60 days or more from the date of their commitment. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of defendants awaiting placement into a competence restoration treatment program by identifying and assessing IST individuals who may have been restored to competency in jail, who have stabilized and are appropriate for outpatient treatment, or who may be appropriate for community placement, supporting the principle of deinstitutionalization for individuals who can best be supported in a less restrictive setting such as mental health diversion or community based restoration. Reevaluations will also provide an opportunity for DSH to offer medication consultation and technical assistance to the Sheriff's Office to support effective use of psychotropic medications and stabilization of IST defendants waiting for placement. Reevaluations will be performed primarily through remote telehealth interviews, video conferencing, and other technologies.

Responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office under this Agreement include providing DSH with updated records of IST defendants who have been selected by DSH to participate in the program, coordination and scheduling, securing and maintaining necessary equipment and secured internet connections for remote telehealth interviews, and providing the necessary logistics to facilitate the interviews. The DSH will provide a one time payment of $5,000 for the reimbursement of information technology support, equipment, and software necessary to implement the remote interview process. DSH will also compensate the Sheriff's Office a flat rate of $500.00 per IST evaluation to reimburse for a portion of staff time utilized for logistics and coordination.

The Sheriff's Office requests Board authority to approve the DSH IST Evaluation Agreement and adopt the Budget Resolution adjusting the Sheriff’s Office Detention budget.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel has approved the Agreement and Budget Resolution as to form.
Competitive Bid Process
The competitive bid process does not apply to this Recommended Action.

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   5,000
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   5,000
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $  
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$5,000
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
The DSH will provide a one time payment of $5,000 for the reimbursement of information technology support, equipment, and software necessary to implement the remote interview process.
Attachments
Att. A. DSH Contract
Att. B. Budget Resolution

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Dale Johnson Dale Johnson 01/03/2022 12:16 PM
Tom Lopez Tom Lopez 01/03/2022 12:47 PM
Financial Services Melissa Patterson 01/03/2022 03:51 PM
County Counsel Phil Pogledich 01/04/2022 10:23 AM
Clint Pyeatt Clint Pyeatt 01/04/2022 04:37 PM
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 01/06/2022 03:43 PM
Form Started By: Selena Hobbs Started On: 12/13/2021 03:15 PM
Final Approval Date: 01/06/2022

    

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