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Legislation #: 200218 Introduction Date: 3/19/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 3/27/2020
Sponsor: None
Title: Estimating and appropriating a $60,000.00 grant from Jackson County COMBAT in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; designating requisitioning authority and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/18/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/19/2020 Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
3/25/2020 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
3/26/2020 Passed

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200218.pdf Authenticated 85K Authenticated Ordinance
COMBAT - Revenue Approp 3.13.2020.pdf Other 75K REV and APPROP
COMBAT - Fact Sheet 3.13.2020.pdf Fact Sheet 115K Fact Sheet
COMBAT - Fiscal Note 3.13.2020.pdf Fiscal Note 73K Fiscal Note

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ORDINANCE NO. 200218

 

Estimating and appropriating a $60,000.00 grant from Jackson County COMBAT in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; designating requisitioning authority and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

 

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 employee 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, Truancy Court TIP services include but are not limited to anger management and parenting classes for parents and guardians in need of those services, service referrals for children acting out in school, at home or displaying aggressive behaviors or experiencing trauma, mental health and drug addiction, school supplies and hygiene kits to families if needed, and weekly contact with the Case Manager; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Court Administrator, on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is authorized to accept a $60,000.00 grant from Jackson County COMBAT to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program by designating requisitioning authority and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

 

Section 2. That the revenue in the following account of the Neighborhoods Grants Fund is hereby estimated in the following amount:

 

20-2580-270001-480165 Jackson County COMBAT Grant $60,000.00

 

Section 3. That the sum of $60,000.00 is hereby appropriated in the following accounts of the Neighborhoods Grants Fund:

 

20-2580-275802-A-G27JCCMT20 Jackson County COMBAT Grant $44,000.00

20-2580-275802-B-G27JCCMT20 Jackson County COMBAT Grant 14,137.00

20-2580-275802-C-G27JCCMT20 Jackson County COMBAT Grant 1,863.00

TOTAL $60,000.00

 

Section 4. That the Administrator of Municipal Court is designated requisitioning authority for Account No. 20-2580-275802.

 

  Section 5. That this ordinance, appropriating money, is recognized as an ordinance with an accelerated effective date as provided by Section 503(a)(3)(C) of the City Charter and shall take effect in accordance with Section 503, City Charter. 

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

___________________________________

Tammy L. Queen

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Alan Holtkamp

Assistant City Attorney