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County seeks law enforcement grant for victim assistance

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At their Aug. 6 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes signed a full-year grant application to the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Fund for a $10,000 grant for victim services, provided through the sheriff's office and under the direction of Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee.

The grant application provides the number and type of primary victims that the sheriff's office expects to serve in the next calendar year, and estimates the number of victims in each category. These categories are: crimes against at-risk individuals, 3; sex assault/adult, 4; assault (first, second, third degree, vehicular, and on the elderly or disabled), 10; sex assault/child, 15; child abuse, 20; menacing, 6; crimes involving domestic violence, 52; for a total of 110 victims projected to need service under this program.

The commissioners also entered into five Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) for providers of alternative sentencing. All the MOAs are between Delta County and State of Colorado Alternative Sentencing Department, and the individual provider.

The first MOA is with Maria Call, LPC, who will provide individual and family counseling to clients and their families who are referred by Delta County Alternative Sentencing Programs/Juvenile Diversion.

The second MOA is with Peggy Godin, CAC III, LPC. Godin will provide individual and family counseling to clients and their families referred by Delta County Alternative Sentencing/Juvenile Diversion.

The third MOA is also with Peggy Godin, with the same services offered at the same rate of payment. However, this MOU is funded by Delta County and State of Colorado Alternative Sentencing Department/Marijuana Tax Fund Grant Program.

The fourth MOA is between Delta County and State of Colorado Alternative Sentencing Department and The Place I Go in Delta. The services provided under this MOA are urine analysis - drug/alcohol testing; hair analysis - drug testing; and saliva analysis - drug testing.

The fifth MOA is between Delta County Alternative Sentencing Department, Division 1 Juvenile Diversion Program, Marijuana Tax Fund Grant and The Place I Go. The services provided and the charges for services are the same as in the fourth MOA.

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