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File #: 61366    Version: 1 Name: MPD five-year contract for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP) with Domestic Abuse Invention Services (DAIS)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2020 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Enactment date: 8/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00558
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a five (5) year non-competitive service contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP)
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Christian A. Albouras
Attachments: 1. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required July 2020.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a five (5) year sole source contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP). The Police Department 2020 Operating Budget includes $60,000 for LEAP contracted services with DAIS (Police Field Service - Community Agency Contracts). Subsequent year funding will be requested in the Police Department's Operating Budget requests and is subject to the approval by the Common Council.
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Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a five (5) year non-competitive service contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP)

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WHEREAS, domestic violence continues to be an issue that affects all residents of Madison and Dane County, including a recent domestic-related homicide incident; and,

WHEREAS, Madison Police Department (MPD) personnel are often first responders to domestic violence calls and are frequently engaged in resolving domestic violence situations; and,

WHEREAS, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. (DAIS) is a critical community services agency that provides Madison and Dane County residents education and training, crisis information, emergency shelter, and support groups for abuse victims; and,

WHEREAS, in 2011, a successful pilot project called Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP) was created between the Madison Police South District and DAIS and was designed to support victims of domestic violence by creating a mechanism for Police Officers to make a referral to DAIS and having a DAIS staff member follow up directly with the victim; and,

WHEREAS, this partnership resumed in 2013, expanded in 2014 to include all Madison Police districts, and has been in effect annually since 2014; and,

WHEREAS, the number of MPD victim referrals to LEAP have exceeded the 2014 total annually with 756 referrals in 2015, 862 referrals ...

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