Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0581    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Interjurisdictional Collaborative Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 6/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with ­the County of Los Angeles, to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $145,000, for the Interjurisdictional Collaborative Program, for a one-year period estimated to begin on July 1, 2020, with the option to extend the agreement for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 062320-C-7sr.pdf
Related files: 35639_000
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with ­the County of Los Angeles, to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $145,000, for the Interjurisdictional Collaborative Program, for a one-year period estimated to begin on July 1, 2020, with the option to extend the agreement for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Long Beach is a recognized leader in addressing homelessness in a systematic and coordinated way. The Interjurisdictional Collaborative Program, formerly known as the Interdepartmental Team Program, is a Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Homelessness Services Division (HSD) and Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) program that further enhances Long Beach's approach to homelessness and establishes best practices and procedures for reducing the impacts of street homelessness.

This program will increase Long Beach's capacity to incorporate multiple departments within the City and County to expand and enhance the expertise in responding to street homelessness. Staff members funded by this grant will coordinate with various programs including the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), Priority Access Diversion (PAD), Long Beach Metro and the Long Beach Justice Lab. The Long Beach Fire Department, Department of Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, and the City Attorney's Office are also a part of the program.

This grant will partially fund two existing positions; a Homeless Liaison Officer (HLO) from the LBPD and a Homeless Resource Coordinator in HSD to meet the goals and objectives of the grant. This includes increasing interjurisdictional collaboration, research on outreach effectiveness, and a best practice report on the Interjurisdictional Collaborative’s approa...

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