The County of Santa Clara
California

Agreement/Amendment
96505

Consider recommendations relating to service agreements for adult reentry services.

Information

Department:Office of the County ExecutiveSponsors:
Category:Agreement

Multiple Recommendations

Possible action:
a. Approve Agreement with Breakout Prison Outreach relating to providing service navigation in an amount not to exceed $550,000 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
b. Approve Agreement with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County relating to providing employment services in an amount not to exceed $450,000 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
c. Approve Agreement with Center for Training and Careers, doing business as ConXion to Community, relating to providing employment services in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
d. Approve Agreement with Goodwill of Silicon Valley relating to providing employment services in an amount not to exceed $1,916,691 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
e. Approve Agreement with HealthRight 360 relating to providing psychosocial programming in an amount not to exceed $546,780 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
f. Approve Agreement with Mental Health Systems relating to providing service navigation in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.
g. Approve Agreement with San Jose State University Research Foundation relating to providing service navigation in an amount not to exceed $744,445 for period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with four one-year extension options, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.

Body

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

There is no impact to the General Fund.  The agreements would be funded by the Public Safety Realignment (AB 109) Trust Fund in the amount of $5,505,769 and by the Countys contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the amount of $152,147.

CONTRACT HISTORY

On November 27, 2018, the Office of Reentry Services released a Request for Proposals (RFP) number RFP-CEO-FY19-0132 for Adult Reentry Services seeking qualified organizations to provide employment services, psychosocial programming, and service navigation to adults involved in the criminal justice system. ConXion to Community, Catholic Charites of Santa Clara County, and Goodwill of Silicon Valley were selected to provide employment services. HealthRight 360 was selected to provide psychosocial programming. Breakout Prison Outreach, Mental Health Systems, Inc., and San Jose State University Research Foundation were selected to provide service navigation.

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

Approval of the recommend action would allow the Office of Reentry Services to provide the following critical services to adult reentry clients:

·        Employment Services Programs: Goodwill of Silicon Valley and Catholic Charities would provide comprehensive employment programs that include job readiness training, transitional employment, employment connection services, and peer support to justice-involved individuals.

·        Day Worker Program: Goodwill of Silicon Valley and ConXion to Community would provide an employment services program that provides immediate short-term placements, job readiness training, and support services.

·        Service Navigation: Breakout Prison Outreach, Mental Health Systems, and San Jose State University Research Foundation would assist reentry clients by carrying a caseload and assisting clients in navigating through the adult reentry network and other community supports by linking clients to resources such as housing, mental health services, substance use treatment services, physical health services, peer mentoring, education, legal services, and other resources.

·        Psychosocial Programming: HealthRight 360 would provide evidence-based curricula focusing on client coping, reasoning, social, and problem-solving skills.

CHILD IMPACT

The recommended action will have no/neutral direct impact on children and youth but may benefit this population through the services designed to help adults/parents better attain self-sufficiency.

SENIOR IMPACT

The recommended action would have a positive impact on seniors by providing seniors in custody and in the community with additional access to resources such as employment, psychosocial programming, and service navigation case management.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.

BACKGROUND

On March 1, 2011 (Item No. 15), the Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of a cross-system collaborative reentry network to develop and implement a reentry plan for the County. The Santa Clara County Reentry Network identified comprehensive reentry and recidivism reduction strategies to elevate existing efforts, streamline processes of linking inmates to effective in-custody and community-based programming, identify cost-saving methods, and prepare Santa Clara County for the realignment of parolees and low-level prisoners under AB 109.

On April 23, 2019 (Item No. 26), the Board of Supervisors approved the Three-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Implementation Plan (Fiscal Year 2020-22) that outlines a client-centered approach to improving the County’s reentry infrastructure of services, support, and supervision in line with the mission of the Re-Entry Network (REN). This client-centered approach identifies four key strategies, with fifteen paradigms or objectives, supported and monitored by four workgroups that will aspire to create a bold criminal justice system. Implementation of this plan is dependent on the continued leadership and collaboration of County departments, community providers, partners, stakeholders, activists, formerly-incarcerated individuals and their families. In order to support these collaborative efforts, the Office of Reentry Services seeks to continue implementing service agreements with community-based organizations.

Approval of the recommended action would support the Adult Reentry Strategic Plan’s goals by providing clients employment services, psychosocial programming, and service navigation to support their successful reintegration into the community and attainment of self-sufficiency.

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

Failure to approve the recommended action would result in the Office of Reentry Services being unable to provide employment services, psychosocial programming, and service navigation in custody and in the community. These services are meant to address criminogenic need and without them, reentry clients will have fewer avenues to access such resources.

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

Upon approval, the Clerk of the Board is requested to send an e-mail notification to Javier Aguirre (Javier.Aguirre@ceo.sccgov.org).

Meeting History

Jun 18, 2019 9:30 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dave Cortese, Supervisor
SECONDER:Susan Ellenberg, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Susan Ellenberg, S. Joseph Simitian