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<br />CASSCOUNlY <br />GOVERNMENT <br />-'- <br /> <br />State's Attorney <br /> <br />Birch P. Burdick <br /> <br />Assistant State's <br /> <br />Attorneys: <br /> <br />Mark R. Boening <br />Tracy J. Peters <br />Leah J. Viste <br />Reid A. Brady <br />Kara Schmitz Olson <br />Gary E. Euren <br />Gary L. Delorme <br />Kimberlee J. Hegvik <br />Cherie L. Clark <br />Tristan J. Van de Streek <br />Ryan J. Younggren <br />Renata J. Selzer <br />Tanya Johnson Martinez <br /> <br />Victim/Witness <br />Coordinators: <br /> <br />Brenda Olson,Wray <br />Debbie Tibiatowski <br /> <br />Check Division/ <br />Restitution: <br /> <br />Linda Workin <br />Charlotte Eversvik <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58108 <br /> <br />PH: 701,241,5850 <br />Fax: 701,241,5838 <br /> <br />RECEIVED <br /> <br />MEMORANDUM <br /> <br />MAR 7 2008 <br /> <br />TO: <br /> <br />Cass County Comissioners <br /> <br />CABS COUNTY COMMISSION <br /> <br />FROM: <br /> <br />~w <br /> <br />Birch P. Burdick <br />Cass County State's Attorney <br /> <br />DATE: <br /> <br />March 6, 2008 <br /> <br />RE: <br /> <br />Approval of State's Attorney VOCA Grant Application <br /> <br />********************* <br /> <br />I request that this be placed on the consent agenda for the next <br />Commission meeting. <br /> <br />The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) was passed by Congress in 1984 to <br />assist states in providing high quality services related to the emotional <br />healing and recovery of crime victims. The Department of Justice <br />administers the funds at a federal level, and the NO Department of <br />Corrections and Rehabilitation administers it at a state level. <br /> <br />We have applied for, and received, this grant for many years. The <br />amount of our current request ($29,403) is similar to our requests in <br />recent years. We have not increased our request this year because we <br />have already been advised there is going to be a decrease in available <br />federal funding during this grant cycle. VOCA recipients must provide a <br />25% local match, in cash or in kind. Because the grant money we receive <br />is limited in scope, the County more than covers the local match portion <br />in the remaining salary and benefits the County provides to our staff. <br /> <br />The grant money is used in support of the two victim/witness coordinators <br />we employ in our office. <br /> <br />Suggested Motion: Authorize the State's Attorney to apply for the <br />VOCA grant and to sign the appropriate application documents, and <br />if the grant is approved, authorize the State's Attorney to sign the <br />subsequent related grant documents. <br />