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12/14/2021 05.E. Resolution authorizing an agreement with People for People to provide assessment and case management services for the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program through December 2022. 1 /-444 ,1\ i rr 11 i „„�i3O enc unTry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 5.E. For Meeting of: December 14, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Resolution authorizing an agreement with People for People to provide assessment and case management services for the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program through December 2022. SUBMITTED BY: Cynthia I. Martinez, Senior Assistant City Attorney SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Fully implemented in 2016, the Community Diversion Program utilizes a collaborative, problem solving approach to crime designed to address recurring low level offenses that are of concern to the community. Through partnerships with government, community and treatment organizations, the Community Diversion Program endeavors to hold defendants accountable, address factors impacting defendants' criminal behavior, improve the participant's and the community's quality of life, address victim needs and increase public confidence in the local criminal justice system. Community Diversion is part of a growing movement to address the root cause of so called quality of life crimes that are committed by chronic offenders. The Community Diversion Program is a Legal Department initiative administered by the Prosecution Division. Most participants have suffered childhood trauma and have substance abuse issues. A review of past participants indicates a decrease in crime recidivism regardless of program completion. Most treatment providers have experienced increased adverse outcomes as a result of the Covid 19 virus. The Community Diversion Program shares this experience. However, the large number of overdose deaths in our community demonstrates the critical need for the program and the importance of having resources to support a participant who decides they are ready to embrace change. In August, the program relocated to the Washington Fruit Center located in Miller Park, which has reduced our expenses by$9,600. The new location is centrally located to our program partners and along a bus service route. The Professional Services Agreement submitted for your approval will secure case management and programming services provided by People for People. Gabriel Munoz with People for People has been the program case manager from its inception. He provides life skills programming including maintaining a schedule, resume development, and interview skills. Mr. Munoz and the rest of the Community Diversion Team regularly coordinate with Comprehensive 2 Healthcare, treatment providers such as Triumph, and DS HS to meet the participant's needs. The Agreement is needed to continue the Community Diversion Program in its current format through 2022. ITEM BUDGETED: Yes STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D Resolution-Community Diversion-PFP-2022 11/30/2021 Resolution p 0 Agreement-People for People-Community Diversion 11/30J2021 Contract 3 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- A RESOLUTION authorizing and directing the City Manager of the City of Yakima to execute an agreement with People for People to provide assessment and case management services for the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program through December 2022. WHEREAS, in December of 2015, the Yakima City Council approved the implementation and operation of a City of Yakima Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program is designed to address repeat offenders committing low level crimes that affect the quality of life of the community by using a combination of offender needs assessment, on-site wrap around social services and case monitoring. The Community Diversion Program operates with the goal of assisting the offenders with getting the services they need to put their lives back on track and break the cycle of offenses; and WHEREAS, People for People, a Washington State non-profit corporation with offices located in the City of Yakima, is experienced in performing assessments and providing services to help individuals navigate obstacles to work, has been providing these services since the inception of the Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, People for People desires to enter into the Agreement to continue to support the Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds it to be in the best interest of the City to direct the City Manager to execute the attached Community Diversion Program Professional Services Agreement Between the City of Yakima and People for People; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: The City Council authorizes and directs the City Manager to execute the attached Community Diversion Program Professional Services Agreement between the City of Yakima and People for People for 2022. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 14th day of December, 2021. ATTEST: Patricia Byers, Mayor Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk 4 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- A RESOLUTION authorizing and directing the City Manager of the City of Yakima to execute an agreement with People for People to provide assessment and case management services for the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program through December 2022. WHEREAS, in December of 2015, the Yakima City Council approved the implementation and operation of a City of Yakima Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program is designed to address repeat offenders committing low level crimes that affect the quality of life of the community by using a combination of offender needs assessment, on-site wrap around social services and case monitoring. The Community Diversion Program operates with the goal of assisting the offenders with getting the services they need to put their lives back on track and break the cycle of offenses; and WHEREAS, People for People, a Washington State non-profit corporation with offices located in the City of Yakima, is experienced in performing assessments and providing services to help individuals navigate obstacles to work, has been providing these services since the inception of the Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, People for People desires to enter into the Agreement to continue to support the Community Diversion Program; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds it to be in the best interest of the City to direct the City Manager to execute the attached Community Diversion Program Professional Services Agreement Between the City of Yakima and People for People; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: The City Council authorizes and directs the City Manager to execute the attached Community Diversion Program Professional Services Agreement between the City of Yakima and People for People for 2022. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 14th day of December, 2021. ATTEST: Patricia Byers, Mayor Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk