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File #: 21-0785    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/28/2021 In control: Sheriff-Coroner
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of Retroactive Revenue Agreement with the Department of State Hospitals in the Amount of $2,879,097 for the Administration of a Jail-Based Competency Treatment Program at the Mendocino County Jail for the Period of May 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024
Attachments: 1. Agreement 21-146

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Sheriff-Coroner
MEETING DATE: July 13, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Matthew Kendall
PHONE:
463-4085
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
My Lan Do Nguyen
PHONE:
463-4408


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Approval of Retroactive Revenue Agreement with the Department of State Hospitals in the Amount of $2,879,097 for the Administration of a Jail-Based Competency Treatment Program at the Mendocino County Jail for the Period of May 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Approve retroactive revenue Agreement with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) in the amount of $2,879,097 for the administration of a Jail-Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) program at the Mendocino County Jail (MCJ) for the period of May 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024; and authorize the Sheriff to sign any future amendments to the Agreement that do not affect the maximum Agreement amount; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On May 7, 2019, the Board approved Agreement 19-133 and Resolution 19-174 to establish a Small County Model JBCT program at the Mendocino County Jail. The Board has since approved two Amendments to Agreement 19-133 to add more DSH funds to the JBCT program.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Currently, a hearing occurs, and a psychological evaluation occurs when an attorney declares a doubt, under Penal Code section 1368, as to their client's mental competence. If a psychologist finds that the client is incompetent, the court case is suspended, and the client is sent to a State hospital to undergo competency training. The lack of beds at the State hospitals creates a waiting list, which causes the inmate to stay at the jail until a hospital bed is available. This process can take up to six months. The delay has a significant impact on the jail operations. In most cases, these inmates are severely mentally ill and require an in...

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