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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2016 Local Solicitation Application The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has announced the availability of
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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2016 Local Solicitation Application The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has announced the availability of grant funds to local units of government through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The City of Portland, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham have applied for a joint total of $465,810. The JAG program allows local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The funding distribution is based on population and crime statistics as well as law enforcement expenditure data. There are six purpose areas under JAG: Law enforcement programs. Prosecution and court programs. Prevention and education programs. Corrections and community corrections programs. Drug treatment programs. Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs. More information may be found at http://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx#1 The application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice on June 23, The joint application and application ordinance will be on the June 22, and June 29, 2016, Regular City Council agendas. The Portland Police Bureau, as the lead applicant of the application, provides the opportunity for public comment on the proposals contained in the application. To share comments or questions, contact Catherine Reiland, Senior Business Operations Manager, or Page 1 of 1 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Abstract Application Attachment 1 Applicant name: Disparate partners: City of Portland, Oregon Multnomah County and City of Gresham Project title: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2016 Local Solicitation to assist the Portland-Metropolitan area law enforcement and criminal justice community to prevent and reduce crime and violence. Project goals: 1. To hire a 1.0 FTE Crime Analyst (CA) for approximately 15 months. The CA will be assigned to the Portland Police Bureau s Detective Division and will compile, maintain, integrate, analyze, and report findings on criminal intelligence, as well as statistical data and information. 2. To contract with a local service provider that coordinates treatment, temporary housing, counseling, and training opportunities for women involved in prostitution-related offenses for approximately 11 months. 3. To retain a 0.43 FTE Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Level 2 for 12 months. The DDA2 will be assigned to a Neighborhood Office and will work with citizens, citizen groups, business owners, community associations, and law enforcement to identify crime issues pertinent to the community. 4. To retain a 0.44 FTE Parole and Probation Officer (ACCESS PPO) for 12 months. The ACCESS PPO will strengthen the referral and education system surrounding appropriate referrals to alcohol and drug treatment. 5. To purchase digital signage for facilities, camera equipment for the Planning and Research Unit, and Tasers for transport personnel. 6. To purchase two short-barreled rifles with accessories and a FARO Focus 3-D Scanner. Project Identifiers: 1. City of Portland - Criminal Intelligence & Hiring of Personnel; Alcohol Testing, Case Management, Community-Based Programs, Counseling, Drug Testing, Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Screening & Assessment, Sexual Assault & Victimization 2. Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Retention of Personnel, Community Prosecution, and Community-Based Programs 3. Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Retention of Corrections Personnel, Community Courts, Drug Courts and Treatment, Evaluation, Probation, Reentry, Substance Abuse Treatment 4. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Communications, Correctional Facilities, Equipment General, and Less Than Lethal 5. City of Gresham Police Department Equipment-Tactical, Equipment-Forensic, Firearms, and Office Safety. The City of Portland will act as fiscal agent for the grant and distribute funds to the units of local government identified in the disparate certification. Each partner has agreed to the allocation of grant funding. Page 1 of 1 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 City of Portland Programs Identifiers: Criminal Intelligence & Hiring of Personnel; Alcohol Testing, Case Management, Community-Based Programs, Counseling, Drug Testing, Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Screening & Assessment, Sexual Assault, & Victimization The City of Portland will hire a 1.0 FTE Crime Analyst (CA) for approximately 15- months who will compile, maintain, integrate, analyze, and report findings on criminal intelligence, as well as statistical data and information. This information will be used to support criminal investigations by providing crime trends or links within the investigation with the overall goal to reduce criminal activity impacting the community. The CA s work product includes, but is not limited to: tracking data generated through crime reports, administrative reviews, internal and external law enforcement databases; identifying and tracking trends, patterns or anomalies in reported criminal activity; identifying and proposing solutions, policy, or direction in support of investigative efforts related to criminal activity; preparing regular reports and analysis in support of criminal investigations; preparing and presenting relevant data to advisory groups, city policy makers, citizens groups, external partners, and other interested parties regarding the efforts of Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to investigate and reduce criminal activity impacting the community; and gathering actionable intelligence from multiple sources, including human sources, open source and criminal law enforcement electronic databases, and from written documents. Page 1 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 The position will be assigned to the PPB Detective Division at a total cost of $110,291. The focus of the limited-term grant-funded position will be bureau-specific and involve law enforcement-related administrative duties. LifeWorks NW New Options for Women (NOW) Prostitution, as well as the compelling and promotion of prostitution by pimps, has created key public safety concerns in the City of Portland s East neighborhoods along the major north-south highway, 82nd Avenue, as well as general concerns for the victims of these crimes. That said, because the actual sex acts are performed throughout the city, many other neighborhoods are affected by these crimes. The PPB s East Precinct Sex Trafficking Unit (STU) utilizes a three-prong multidisciplinary approach in addressing the problems surrounding prostitution-related offenses. Not only does the STU consist of highly trained and experienced officers, it also includes a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney (DDA) and a local service provider. This multidisciplinary approach allows the team to move beyond traditional law enforcement responses by utilizing social services to help victims of human trafficking and target those who purchase sex from these victims. LifeWorks NW was selected as the local service provider through a competitive process for the JAG 2016 grant cycle. LifeWorks NW New Options for Women (NOW) provides trauma-informed care to women in Portland in order to help them exit the sex industry. Most, if not all, of NOW s clients are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or molestation, which include human trafficking. This severe trauma does not go away when women turn 18. The NOW program works with Page 2 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 women to reduce relapse into the lifestyle that traditionally surrounds prostitution. NOW s services include addictions treatment, treatment for mental health disorders (including psychiatric care, as needed), challenging criminality, domestic violence education and support, parenting education, urinalysis (to make sure they stay drug-free and are not lying about drug usage), and mentoring/case management. NOW provides an environment in which these women are able to speak about their experiences of being trafficked and prostituted and truly address their issues. NOW assists the women in the program in finding stable housing, legal income, furthering education, and assisting them in obtaining any form of identification they may need. Prior to the formation of NOW six years ago, the women in this Portland population had no other options. NOW staff will meet bi-weekly with STU officers and the DDA to discuss the women s progress. During these meetings, the team will discuss the status of each client and how to best help her successfully complete both the NOW program and county probation. The Fiscal Year 2016 JAG grant will provide funding to the LifeWorks NW NOW Program at a cost of $110,000. Grant Program Performance Measures Portland will report on the Personnel and Behavioral Health programs during the reporting periods in accordance with performance measure requirements. Multnomah County Programs Multnomah County District Attorney s Office Identifiers: Retention of Personnel, Community Prosecution, and Community-Based Programs Page 3 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 The Multnomah County District Attorney s Office (MCDA) will retain a 0.43 FTE Neighborhood Deputy District Attorney Level 2 (DDA) for a period of 12 months with Fiscal Year 2016 JAG funds at a total cost of $57,696. The remainder of the personnel costs will be paid with District Attorney Office funds. The Neighborhood Deputy District Attorney program is unique to MCDA. Each Neighborhood DDA (DDA) in Multnomah County is assigned to a specific City of Portland Police Bureau (PPB) precinct. These assignments include North, East, and Central Precincts, as well as the City of Gresham Police Department and the regional transit authority TriMet. The DDA screens all quality of life misdemeanor cases, as well as select felony cases of specific interest to their assigned precinct. Those cases, which are deemed of particular import to the community, are kept on the DDA s caseload and personally handled at all stages of prosecution, from indictment to sentencing. Additionally, the DDA attends various community meetings, including but not limited to: 1) Neighborhood association meetings; 2) private citizen group meetings; 3) business group meetings; 4) public safety council meetings; 5) city hall meetings; and 6) crime prevention meetings. The DDA s meetings are focused in their assigned precinct. The DDA also works closely with precinct officers to educate them on search and seizure issues, improve report writing, and develop strategies to address recurring quality of life problems in their area. Page 4 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 The North Precinct Neighborhood DDA The FY 2016 JAG funds will be applied towards a Neighborhood DDA position assigned to PPB s North Precinct. The DDA will work with citizens, citizen groups, business owners, community associations, and law enforcement to identify crime issues pertinent to the community. The DDA will assist these groups in maintaining current crime reduction and prevention strategies in addition to developing entirely new strategies viewed through the lens of improving neighbors quality of life. The DDA works closely with PPB s North Portland Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) to address problems that directly impact neighbors quality of life. An example of this partnership involves problem-solving for drug houses. To do this, the DDA works collaboratively with the NRT team, the City of Portland Attorney s Office, and citizen groups. The consideration of different viewpoints allows the group to create unique solutions for these locations, some of which have plagued the community for years. The results have been apparent as certain persistent problem locations have been quieted or altogether eliminated. The DDA also works with the PPB Burglary Task Force. This assignment represents an effort to reduce burglaries and to facilitate better prosecutions throughout the criminal justice system. The DDA regularly attends Burglary Task Force roll calls in an effort to educate themselves about cases that are important to the community. The DDA is then on call to the Task Force in the event legal questions arise during the course of an investigation or if assistance is needed to problem-solve a specific case or issue. Page 5 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 Additionally, the DDA assists in the writing and execution of search warrants. Because the DDA sits in close proximity to the officers, the DDA is easily accessible for questions regarding search warrants. These consults cover everything from whether a search warrant is required to strategies involving service of the warrant and when additional evidence is needed for adequate probable cause. When appropriate, the DDA will accompany the writing officer to Judges Chambers for warrant signing, in the event there are legal questions requiring the DDA s expertise. In FY , the DDA worked closely with NRT to write and serve a search warrant based exclusively on controlled buys of stolen property utilizing two confidential informants. Once inside the house, the warrant service team found stolen property from a number of residential burglaries that occurred in the surrounding area. Without the DDA program in place, such a result may not have been possible. Performance Measures The MCDA is committed to employing evidence-based practices in order to make certain the program goals are fully realized. To that end, MCDA will demonstrate success through performance measures that include the capture and reporting of activities outlined in the above narrative. In addition, MCDA will track outcomes of those activities, to ensure that results are consistent with the goals of the position. MCDA will utilize data points provided by the Local Public Safety Coordination Counsel (LPSCC), a body that tracks Multnomah County crime data objectively. In addition to data provided internally that measures the number of cases issued and Page 6 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 indicted and case outcomes, the DDA will personally track law enforcement and community contacts. In order to further effectuate the program goals, the DDA will screen misdemeanor and select felony cases with a particular emphasis on prosecuting chronic residential burglaries and problem drug and chronic nuisance properties. The DDA will meet with precinct police officers, attend community and business group meetings, and develop and maintain projects and cases that specifically target quality of life problems in their neighborhood area. Activity Misdemeanor and Felony case screening Community Meeting Attendance Individual Citizen Contacts Business Contacts Individual Police Contacts Governmental Agency Contacts Neighborhood Group and Association Contacts Crime Prevention Projects Data Collection Method Specific case flags are assigned to all cases screened by the DDA and track in MCDA s internal database DDA complies monthly list of meetings DDA maintains monthly list of contacts DDA maintains monthly list of contacts DDA maintains monthly list of contacts DDA maintains monthly list of contacts DDA maintains monthly list of contacts DDA maintains list of projects developed and maintained, as well as a log of hours spent working these projects Projected Measurements: 6 Months 150 cases screened Projected Measurements: 12 months 300 cases screened 25 meetings 50 meetings 1,000 citizens 2,000 citizens 50 business 100 business contacts contacts 2,000 officers 4,000 officers 100 agency contacts 40 groups / associations 200 agency contacts 80 groups / associations 200 hours 400 hours Page 7 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 Search warrants executed against neighborhood drug and chronic nuisance properties Felony residential burglary charges indicted DDA maintains list of search warrants written and executed Specific case flags are assigned to all cases prosecuted by the DDA and tracked in MCDA s internal database. 1-2 search warrant 6 separate burglaries 2-4 search warrants 12 separate burglaries Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Identifiers: Retention of Corrections Personnel, Community Courts, Drug Courts & Treatment, Evaluation, Probation, Re-Entry, and Substance Abuse Treatment The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) will retain a 0.44 FTE Probation and Parole Officer (ACCESS PPO) for a period of 12 months with Fiscal Year 2016 JAG funds at a total cost of $57,696. The remainder of the personnel costs will be paid with Department of Community Justice funds. Centralization of referrals to residential treatment programs helps DCJ be certain that very limited resources are being spent on the highest risk and highest need individuals on probation or post-prison supervision. Approximately 70% of high risk offenders have serious addiction problems and commit their crimes while using illegal drugs. The ACCESS PPO will continue to strengthen the referral and education system surrounding appropriate referrals to community-based alcohol and drug treatment. Page 8 of 12 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2016 Local Solicitation; #BJA City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Program Narrative Application Attachment 2 Duties of the ACCESS PPO include: Increasing access to Alcohol & Drug (A&D) assessments, which increase referrals to treatment (outpatient and residential); Working closely with the county jail s corrections counselor. Through close collaboration, some individuals are allowed to be released from jail early to a residential treatment bed; Working with jail, assigned PPO, and evaluator to make sure client is able to enter treatment at release from jail; Providing transport from jail or prison to treatment program; Working with Assessment and Refer
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