Story County Decategorization Board Meeting Minutes for August 8, 2008 (1: 00- 3: 00 p m.) Story County Human Services Building 2nd Floor Conference Room (126 S. Kellogg, Ames, ia) Present



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Story County Decategorization Board Meeting

Minutes for August 8, 2008 (1:00- 3:00 p.m.)

Story County Human Services Building 2nd Floor Conference Room (126 S. Kellogg, Ames, IA)
Present: Annette Dunn, Jane Halliburton, Tom Southard (Juvenile Court Services), Tracy Chaska, and Ann Lundvall
Absent: Jim Walker, Shirley Faircloth
Also in Attendance: Jennifer Wilson (Lutheran Services in Iowa), Michelle Thorn (Juvenile Court Services)
Open forum: None noted.
Call meeting to order/introductions: Annette D., Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. Introductions were made.

Review meeting agenda: The Chair asked if there were any changes to be made to the agenda, none were noted.
Approval of Previous Minutes (June 08): Jane H. made the motion to approve the minutes from the June 13, 2008 meeting, Tom S made the second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Review budget report and Individualized Service Report, FY09 Individualized Services Allocation: The Board reviewed the year-end FY08 Decat budget and expenditures summary. The estimated FY 08 Carryover is at $93,419.09. Individualized services/drug testing had a negative balance ($261.42) due to an unexpected late invoice received for expenses not covered through the Child Abuse Registry. The unanticipated invoice was handled through direct billing to avoid exceeding the contract amount. In addition, the Coordination expenditures covered through Decat funds did exceed the budgeted Decat dollars but did not exceed the total contract amount, in an effort to spend down excess Decat carryover dollars while reserving CPPC and CJJP budgeted funds for use during the July – September 2008 period. Board members were reminded the maximum allowable Decat carryover is $73,387.00.

The board reviewed the FY09 budget. Two budgeted items were noted for later discussion, including the female weekend offender program renewal contract to be covered through JCS transferred funds, and the FY09 PSSF individualized services funds. Fiscal Agent reports were also reviewed.
Upon review of the Individualized Service reports, the board noted that approximately 30% of the FY09 budgeted funds have been expended or encumbered following one month of the new fiscal year. Transportation remains a large issue. Other recurring requests that have been submitted include rent assistance and mental health issues. The Coordinator reviewed that a request was sent to DHS and JSC supervisors to assist with ensuring Individualized Services requests are appropriate before forwarding for Decat funding. In addition, the Coordinator is scheduled to meet with DHS case workers during an upcoming staff meeting to discuss where the Individualized Services budget currently stands. The board requested that the Coordinator continue to monitor and bring an update to the board in October, or earlier if necessitated.
*To note* Annette D. shared with the group that the ASSET Admin Team recently learned of another possible resource in the community for rent assistance and/or transportation through the Salvation Army. The Coordinator will follow-up to learn more about this possible resource.

Female Weekend Offender program contract renewal: The Coordinator reviewed with the Board the current contract for juvenile female weekend offender programming to serve the Second Judicial District as contracted with Quakerdale is effective through September 30, 2008. JCS transferred $50,000 at the end of FY08 to Story Decat to continue this program for FY09. Of the $50,000 transferred, $7,058 is available to cover July – September 2008 expenditures remaining on current contract. This leaves $42,942 available for October 2008 – June 2009 expenditures pending approval of contract renewal. Tom S. indicated there has been a noted reduction in reoccurring negative behavior after completion of the program. Reports are provided on the participation of these youths. Jane H. made the motion to approve the renewal of the juvenile female weekend offender program contract with Quakerdale for October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $42,942. Annette D. made the second to the motion. The motion passed.

PSSF Individualized Services contract renewal: The board reviewed that the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) funds are federal dollars targeted for family reunification purposes only during the first 15-month period that a child(ren) has been removed from the home and placed in foster care, child institution, or relative placement. Parent and child must be US citizens to use these dollars. FY08 PSSF funds are allocated to cover qualified individualized services expenses, with the current contract ending September 30, 2008. FY09 PSSF allocations may not be known until late August or early September. The Coordinator has requested the board consider approving renewal of the current contract for PSSF individualized services for FY09 contingent on the allocation amount to be received later, which will allow the contract renewal to be in place by October 1, 2008. The motion to approve of the renewal of the PSSF individualized services contract with Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center for FY09 funding allocation of PSSF dollars (to be determined) was made by Tom S. Jane H made the second to the motion. The motion carries.


Community Service Coordination & Supervision: The Coordinator indicated that Juvenile Court Services has requested the Decat board consider using a portion of the unallocated JCS FY08 funds to contract with a single entity to provide community service coordination and supervision services. The intent would be for the contractor to recruit and maintain community service worksites in Story County for juveniles involved with Juvenile Court Services, and to supervise involved juveniles completing community service. This service has been coordinated through JCS staff members. JCS would like to free staff time through contracting this service out to a single entity to allow greater time to address other priorities such as CFSR guidelines. FY08 JCS transferred dollars that remain unallocated are $33,948.05. It is anticipated the initial contract period would be October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 for a fee not to exceed $9828 (including administration up to 5% of total contract amount), and the option for one 12-month extension for a fee not to exceed $13,104. Jane H. made the motion for the Coordinator to release an RFP for the Community Service Coordination & Supervision as per the transfer and guidance from the JCS office. Annette D. made the second to the motion. Motion passed.

Victim-Offender Mediation services: The board reviewed that $4999 has been budgeted in the FY09 Individualized Services contracted funds to cover victim-offender mediation services after the Criminal Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) funds end September 30, 2008. The Coordinator indicated that the current provider, Duncan Consulting and Mediation Services, has indicated an interest in continuing to provide services for Story County youth for the October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, but has requested a rate increase from $65.00 to $68.00 per hour. Other providers have been contacted to obtain comparison rates but the options for this type of service are limited. If the board approves the increased rate for Duncan Consulting, a letter of agreement will be issued. Jane H. made the motion that the Board approve continuing to contract with Duncan Consulting for juvenile victim-offender mediation services from October 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 at the rate of $68.00 not to exceed a total fee of $4,999.00. Annette D. made the second to the motion. Motion passed.

CPPC FY09 program plan: The board reviewed that the FY09 Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC) allocation to Story County will be $20,000.00 as in prior years. As previously approved by the board, the funds for coordination and fund management will be contracted with Lutheran Services in Iowa. The board reviewed the FY09 plan for CPPC activities outlined by the local steering committee. Tom S. made the motion to approve the Community Partnership plan and their proposed budget, Annette D made the second to the motion. The motion passed.

Board Membership: Toni Shropshire is no longer with Mary Greeley Medical Center. Jody Kapuska, Clinical Supervisor with the Mary Greeley Medical Center Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, has been identified as a possible replacement for the Decat board to represent the health community. Jody Kapuska has indicated an interest in joining the board. Board members discussed the potential board nominee. The motion to approve the appointment of Jody Kapuska to the Decat board was made by Tom S. and Annette D. made the second to the motion. Motion passed.
Next meeting: Copies of program progress reports were distributed to Board members. The board was reminded that the next scheduled meeting would be September 12, 2008, at the Story County Human Services Building.
Adjournment: Jane H. made the motion to adjourn the meeting; Tom S. made the second; the motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: Tracy Chaska, Administrative Assistant

Date: August 28, 2008.






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