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Kittitas County <br />Juvenile Probation <br /> <br />Agenda Staff Report <br /> <br />AGENDA DATE: <br />2/16/2010 <br /> <br />ACTION REQUESTED: <br />Move to approve Board's full signature on the document. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Washington State Legislature has funded Victim Offender Mediation as an Evidence Based, research proven <br />effective intervention for low risk juvenile offenders (low risk as determined by the Case Management <br />Assessment Process, CMAP.) Our Juvenile Court has been funded to perform that intervention through an <br />Evidence Based Expansion grant. We have contracted for the past biennium with the Yakima Kittitas <br />County Dispute Resolution Center to perform VOM's with qualifying youth and desire to continue that <br />relationship for the benefit of our community, victims and youthful offenders. <br /> <br />INTERACTION: <br />Contract format has been reviewed by legal, adjusted, accepted by DRC and signed by contractor's <br />representative. <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Enable continuance of this proven successful intervention by authorizing the contract for certified VOM <br />mediators to perform mediations for those qualifying youth and their victims. <br /> <br />HANDLING: <br />Request return of one signed original to JCA Holmes for distribution to contractor and keep one for Kittitas <br />County Records. <br /> <br />LEAD STAFF: <br />William Holmes <br />