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File #: 20-4558    Version: 1 Name: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Bureau of Justice Assistance
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 10/5/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/22/2020 Final action: 10/22/2020
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Cook County Sheriff's Office Grantee: Cook County Sheriff's Office Grantor: Bureau of Justice Assistance Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: The Cook County Sheriff's Office ("CCSO") is requesting authorization to accept a new grant award in the amount of $458,198.00, from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The overall strategy of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, implemented by the CCSO, is to provide grant-funded personnel to identify alternative housing partnerships and engage in ongoing support for detainees re-entering the community from Cook County Department of Corrections ("CCDOC"), while navigating COVID-19 obstacles. The grant will fund four Reentry Care Coordinators that will work with community agencies and EM to coordinate service delivery, recipient care plans, and referrals f...
Indexes: THOMAS J. DART, Sheriff of Cook County
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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

Department: Cook County Sheriff's Office

Grantee: Cook County Sheriff's Office

Grantor: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Request: Authorization to accept grant

Purpose: The Cook County Sheriff's Office ("CCSO") is requesting authorization to accept a new grant award in the amount of $458,198.00, from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The overall strategy of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, implemented by the CCSO, is to provide grant-funded personnel to identify alternative housing partnerships and engage in ongoing support for detainees re-entering the community from Cook County Department of Corrections ("CCDOC"), while navigating COVID-19 obstacles. The grant will fund four Reentry Care Coordinators that will work with community agencies and EM to coordinate service delivery, recipient care plans, and referrals for service recipients. They will be responsible for locating housing opportunities and building relationships with facilities open to housing justice involved individuals. They will also complete assessments with clients to determine needs and barriers to placement on EM housing, determine best fit housing options, make all referrals and complete all necessary steps to insure placement with both EM and the facility. Funds will support housing services through subrecipients and partnerships to address housing needs of EM participants that are deemed No Place To Stay or difficult to place due to their criminal offenses. Funding would help the CCSO and its' partners to offer housing services that have not been available due to costs or other restrictions, and to meet the practical needs of individuals leaving CCDOC custody in order to remove them from the congregate setting and control and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Grant Amount: $458,198.00

Grant Period: 10/1/2020 - 9...

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