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AG 09-013RETURN TO: EXT: CITY OF FEDERAL WAY LAW DEPARTMENT ROUTING FORM 1. ORIGINATING DEPT./DIV ORIGINATING STAFF PERSON:� , � EXT: 3. DATE REQ. BY:_ TYPE OF DOCUMENT (CHECK ONE): ❑ CONTRACTOR SELECTION DOCUMENT (E.G., RFB, RFP, RFQ) ❑ PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT ❑ SMALL OR LIMITED PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT ❑ PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT ❑ MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT ❑ GOODS AND SERVICE AGREEMENT ❑ HUMAN SERVICES / CDBG ❑ REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT ❑ SECURITY DOCUMENT (E.G. sorm x�La�D Docun�rrTS� ❑ ORDINANCE ❑ RESOLUTION ❑ CONTRACT AMENDMENT (AG#): �, �� ❑ INTERLOCAL `� OTHER , � ` (5��.� 5. PROJECT �� 6. NAME OF CONTRACTOR: � � � ��� ADDRES S: TELEPHQNE E-MAIL: FAX: SIGNATURE NAM : TITLEQi+�.¢�5✓ 7. EXHIBITS AND ATTACHMENTS: � scoPE WORK OR SERVICES ❑ COMPENSATION ❑ INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATE ❑ ALL OTHER REFERENCED EXHIBITS � PROOF OF AUTHORITY TO SIGN ❑ REQUIRED LICENSES ❑ PRIOR CONTRACT/AMENDMENTS 8. TERM: COMMENCEMENT DATE: C� '�,,. ,�ZO � � COMPLETION DATE: C�.�I � o� � �� 9. 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CONTRACT SIGNATURE ROUTING ❑ SENT TO VENDOR/CONTRACTOR DATE SENT: DATE REC'D: ❑ ATTACH: SIGNATURE AUTHORITY, INSURANCE CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, EXHIBITS ❑ LAW DEPARTMENT ❑ SIGNATORY (MAYOR OR DIRECTOR� ❑ CITY CLERK � ASSIGNED AG# R 'L�SIGNED COPY RETURNED COMMENTS: INITIAL / ATE SIGNED Z- i'1 1 � � AG# �-��� DATE SENT: �. � ��� � � 11l9 . /�(�"' Toward Safety & Justice IL• Se�-King County Response to Domestic Violenc � MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Coordination through Co-location of a Felony Prosecutor Project The City of Seattle through its Human Services Department, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division enters into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") as a collaborative partner with the following agencies: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Auburn City Attorney's Office, City of Burien, Federal Way City Attorney's Office, and Renton City Attorney's Office. The above mentioned agencies have come together to collaborate and to make an application for the Fiscal Year 2011 Grant to Encourage Anest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program ("Arrest Program"). The agencies have agreed to enter into a collaborative agreement in which the City of Seattle will be the lead agency and named applicant and the other agencies will be partners in this application. The agencies desire to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding setting forth the services to be provided by the collaborative. � � The application prepared and approved by the collaborative is to be submitted to the Office on Violence Against Women ("OVW") on or before February 23, 2011. I. Description of Partner Agencies Ciry df Seattle, Human Services Department, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Division works across all City departments to coordinate Seattle's response to domestic violence, and is the Arrest Program applicant. The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Division is a lead agency on regional efforts to address victim safety and offender accountability, improve coardination, across systems, and support community-based agencies as service providers. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Unit, established in 2000, prosecutes misdemeanor domestic violence cases in unincorporated King County and all felony domestic violence cases in the county as well as coordinates the county's protection orders for domestic violence victims. Auburn City Attorney s Offrce prosecutes misdemeanor domestic violence cases in the City of Auburn, and coordinates with King County and other agencies with regard to repeat offenders. Together with the City of Auburn Police Department's Victim Support Team, the Auburn City Attorney's Office works to enhance the domestic violence services available to victims. Through this program, team members help domestic violence victims develop personal safety plans, refer victims to other resource netwarks, and help victims obtain protective orders. The City of Auburn also has a Domestic Violence Task Force that meets monthly. Seattle-King County 201 I Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / l Toward Safety & Justice II: Se�King County Response to Domestic Violence• The Ciry of Burien contracts with a private law firm to provide pmsecution services including the prosecution of all misdemeanor domestic violence cases, and coordinates with King County and other agencies regarding crossover cases. The City of Burien recently annexed an area north of the former city limits which resulted in a significant increase in domestic violence cases. The City of Burien has a large Hispanic population and provides bi-lingual domestic violence advocacy services through a City-funded victim assistant. The prosecutor and the domestic violence victim assistant work closely to enhance communication with victims and keep them informed about case status. The victim assistant also assists victims by providing a safety plan, referrals to other agency resources, and information concerning protection orders. Federal Way City Attorney's Office has a history of working on domestic violence issues. In 1989 the City became involved with the Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team ("CCR") for the South King County area. The CCR established domestic violence advocates/liaisons with�n the legal department in 1998. A full-time prosecutor dedicated strictly to domestic violence was authorized in 2006. Additionally, the City Council enacted a sentencing enhancement for strangulation during the commission of domestic vic�lence crime, which has subsequently been adopted by the State. The City Council also enhanced sentencing for committing domestic violence in the presence of children. Renton Ciry Attorney's Office prosecutes misdemeanor domestic violence cases and coordinates with King County and other agencies with regards to repeat offenders. The prosecutor's office works with the police department in identifying repeat offenders, assisting with outstanding warrants and witness notification. The City of Renton Police Department's Domestic Violence Victim Advocate assists in helping domestic violence victims develop a personal safety pian, refers to community based domestic violence programs and other resources, assists with protective orders, and assists the victim during the court process. The City of Renton has a Domestic Violence T'ask Force. The deputy prosecutors attend the Domestic Violence Task Force meetings and attend briefings on the topic of domestic violence. II. Project Summary This Memorandum of Understanding represents a collaboration to strengthen and enhance safety for victims of domestic violence by coordinating domestic violence prosecutions in King County through vigorons case development, information sharing, plea negotiations, and case prosecution. This is a continuation and expansion of a project currently funded through a FY2009 OVW Arrest Program grant awarded to the City of Seattle. III. History of Collaboration For more than 10 years, the City of Seattle, Human Services L�epartment, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division has been working collaboratively with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Likewise, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has partnered with the cities of Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, and Renton. These agencies also have extensive histories of working together as well on a variety of projects related to domestic violence and other crimes in King County. Seattle-King County 2011 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / 2 Toward Safety & Justice II: S�-King County Response to Domestic Violenc� The city of Auburn collaborates with King County on a number of initiatives. First, City of Auburn representatives work with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on training for prosecution and law enforcement county-wide. These trainings promote understanding of county and municipal policies and protocols regarding domestic violence cases. An example of this was in 2006 when the City of Auburn presented with King County at a conference on "Networking and Information-Sharing on DV cases in King County." The City of Auburn also collaborates with King County on the implementation of STOP Grant activities. A representative from the City of Auburn sits on the VAWA STOP Grant Prosecution Advisory Board, which determines county-wide STOP Grant activities related to the education of prosecutors, victim assistants and the community about domestic violence. The City of Burien is a new partner to this collaborative. Burien coordinates with King County criminal justice agencies with regard to domestic violence cases. Due to the significant increase in domestic violence cases following the annexation of a region north of the city, Burien is eager to explore opportunities for greater collaboration with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to improve coordination of cases, particularly decisions regarding felony f ling and situations where the offender is a defendant in municipal and county court systems. The City of Federal Way works collaboratively with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. This collaboration began in 2005 and included cross training between the two jurisdictions on the issue of strangulation, passage of an assault by str�ngulation municipal code, and coordinated efforts to raise awareness of the issue of strangulation. The City of Federal Way was a key partner with King County on the creation and passage of the felony assault by strangulation statute in Washington. The City of Federal Way has also collaborated with King County in multiple trainings to promote understanding of each agencies policies and protocols on domestic violence. The City of Renton is the fourth partner agency on this project, and similarly has a long history of collaborating with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Specifically, the City of Renton collaborates with King County on implementation of STOP Grant activities. Two representatives from Renton are members on the VAWA STOP Grant advisory board. One of the main initiatives of this advisory board has been the creation of county-wide standardized reporting forms for domestic violence cases. In addition to numerous in-kind contributions each year for STOP Grant activi±ies, the City of Renton has paid for the Spanish translation of the Domestic Violence Information and Resource Guide, which is currently used by 17 police agencies in King County. Additionally, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is coordinating a county-wide Domestic Violence Initiative. The goal of the Domestic Violence Initiative Regional Task Force (DVI) is to deliver practical improvements to the region's legal and "systems-response" to domestic violence. The DVI is informed by a regional discussion about priorities for domestic violence. All project partners are members in tne DVI. Since the formation of DVI in October of 2009, there have been several successful projects. For example, the DVI brought together all participants in King County's Protection Order system to find ways to improve efficiency and involvement of all parties, from courts to petitioner to law SeattIe-King County 2011 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / 3 Toward Safety & Justice II: �e-King County Response to Domestic Violen� enforcement and data operators. The result was a checklist project which has improved all aspects of the protection order system, and become a state wide model for how to respond to difficulties in the critical protection order process. Through these collaborative relationships, the project partners, with City of Seattle taking the lead on writing the application, are well prepared to respond to the FY11 Arrest Grant. This project was designed to address needs in our.community that the criminal justice partners have identified. � IV. Development of the Application The City of Seattle's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division together with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office took the lead in facilitating the development of the written proposal. Discussions with project partiiers were conducted via individual telephone calls and_ email. Project partners provided the following assistance in developing the application: • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office — participated in preparatory discussions to develop'the project idea; coordinated contact and discussion with three municipal city attorney's offices; provided material for the project narrative and budget; reviewed and edited drafts of the project narrative and firmly committed to support the project. • Auburn City Attorney's Office —participated in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and firmly committed to support the project. • City of Burien participated in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and firmly committed to support the project. • Federal Way City Attorney's Office —participated in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and firmly committed to support the project. • Renton City Attorney's Office —participa,ted in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and firmly committed to support the project. These discussions, feedback provided by the collaborators, and their support led to the development of the proposed project as reflected in the proposal narrative and agreed to in this Memorandum of Understanding. � V. Roles and Responsibilities The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Supervise a half-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Criminal Division to engage in filing review of domestic violence cases from the cities of Auburn, Burien, Fec�eral Way, and Renton. This Deputy Proseeuting Attorney will be based out of the King County Regional Justice Center in south King County, and will spend regularly scheduled time each week at the four partner agencies and will share information electronically on a daily basis. 2. Provide assistance to the four city attorney's offices for the following purposes: a. Assist and advise in the screening of domestic violence cases from the cities of Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, and Renton and, if appropriate, steer potential Seattle-King County 201 l Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / 4 Toward Safety & Justice II: Sed�e-King County Response to Domestic Violenc• felony and crossover cases to the Domestic Violence unit of the King County Prosecutor's Office. Rush file felony cases where required. b. Coordinate and assist in the staffing and earl;� plea negotiations of crossover domestic violence cases between the Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, and Renton City attorney's offices and the Domestic Violence unit of the King County Prosecutor's Office to leverage and improve case dispositions. c. Serve in the role of felony domestic violence advisor and provide case specific advice and assistance on all manner of domestic violence prosecutions. d. Advise and assist with the development and operation of high impact and serial domestic violence offender prosecution in crossover cases. e. Provide specialized domestic violence related training on felony prosecution and filing and disposition standards to attorneys in the three city attorney's offices. f. Give other unspecified domestic violence related legal assistance as required and agreed to by both agencies. 3. Convene and facilitate any meetings related to this project. 4. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team. 5. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports, as mutually agreed upon, and as required by the Department of Justice for this grant. Auburn City Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate work space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Auburn City Hall or Auburn Justice Center to perform the functions identified above; and/or agree to submit cases for review via electronic communications. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant, � City of Burien will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate work space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Burien City Hall to perform the functions identified above; and/or agree to submit cases for review via electronic communications. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implem�er,tation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant. Federal Way City�Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate work space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Federal Way City Hall or Justice Center to perform the functions identified above; and/or agree to submit cases for review via electronic communications. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant. Seattle-King County 201 l Arrest Progam Application Memorandum of Understanding / 5 Toward Safety & Justice IL• S�-King County Response to Domestic Violen� Renton City Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate work space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Renton City Hall or Justice Center to perform the functions identified above; and/or agree to submit cases for review via electronic communications. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant. The City of Seattle, Human Services Department, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Contract with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for the part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney's salary, benefits and other expenses per the project budget; 2. Convene and facilitate the quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team; 3. Submit all required reports, records, and financial audits to the Department of Justice; 4. Provide all required copies of publications and materials produced under this grant to the Department of Justice; and 5. Negotiate any necessary extensions or amendments with the Department of Justice. The roles and responsibilities described above are contingent on City of Seattle receiving funds requested for the project described in the OVW grant application. Responsibilities under this Memorandum of Understanding would coincide with the grant period, anticipated to be September l, 2Q11 through August 31, 2013. VI. Planning and Development Team Representatives of the planning and development team include: • Amy Heyden, a Planner with the City of Seattle's Human Services Department; • David Martin, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Domestic Violence Unit; • Gabrielle Charlton, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, South King County DV Liaison, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Domestic Violence Unit; • Daniel Heid, City Attorney, City of Auburn; • Renee Walls, City of Burien contracted prosecutor; • Patricia Richardson, City Attorney, City of Federal Way; and • Larry Warren, City Attorney's Office, City of Renton. These individuals will be responsible for developing and implementing the project activities as described in the project narrative. These individuals, or their appointed representative, will meet immediately following award of the grant to determine any modifications for the continuation project, and will subsequently meet regularly to monitor project implementation. Seattle-King County 2011 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / 6 Toward Safety & Justice II: S�-King County Response to Domestic Violen� VII. Resources A. City of Seattle Human Services Department will provide a portion of salary and benefits for the grant program manager (Amy Heyden), office space, and supplies. B. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will provide office space, supplies, training and supervision far the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. C. Auburn City Attorney's Office will provide adequate work space, as described above. D. Burien City Attorney's Office will provide adequate work space, as described above. E. Federal Way City Attorney's Office will provi�e adequate work space, as described above. F. Renton City Attorney's Office will provide adequate wark space, as described above. VIII. Commitment A. There is a firm commitment from each of the project partners to achieve the stated project goals by working together. The collaboration service area is King County: B. The partners agree to collaborate on a project to improve domestic violence victims' access to the criminal legal system through prosecution co-location pursuant to the program narrative of the grant application attached to this MOU. C. Compensation for partners' contribution to this project will be provided as outlined in the attached OVW budget detail warksheet. IX. Approval We, the un signed,l approve ,j��ortion of Dannette R. Smith City of Seattle H� Date: � / , Daniel B. Heid, City Attorney City of Auburn Date: with this MOU. Further, we have reviewed and t and project pertaining to the collaborative effort Department Seattle-King County 20l I Arrest Program Application Daniel T. 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ATTACH ALL EXHIBITS AND CHECK BOXES 0 SCOPE OF SERVICES 0 ALL EXHIBITS REFERENCED IN DOCUMENT o INSURANCE CERTIFICATE 0 DOCUMENT AUTHORIZING SIGNATURE 8. TERM: COMMENCEMENT DATE: CX:k \ I ;;;cx:::A COMPLETION DATE: ~~f .3J1 dO \ l 2. 4. 5. 6. ORIGINATING DEPT./DIY, ~ ORIGINATING STAFF PERSON: :-\- ~ \Cm<d~T: , TYPE OF DOCUMENT REQUESTED (CHECK ONE) o PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT o MAINTENANCE/LABORAGREEMENT o PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT o SMALL PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT (LESS THAN $200,000) o PURCHASE AGREEMENT) (MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT) o REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT 3. DATE REQ. BY: o SECURITY DOCUMENT (E.G. AGREEMENT & PERFIMAIN BOND; ASSIGNMENT OF FUNDS IN LIEU OF BOND) o CONTRACTOR SELECTION DOCUMENT (E,G., RFB, RFP, RFQ) o CONTRACT AMENDMENT o CDBG 9<OTHER IlIOLL- AG#: 9. TOTAL COMPENSATION $ (INCLUDE EXPENSES AND SALES TAX, IF ANY) (IF CALCULATED ON HOURLY LABOR CHARGE - ATTACH SCHEDULES OF EMPLOYEES TITLES AND HOLIDAY RATES) REIMBURSABLE EXPENSE: 0 YES 0 NO IF YES, MAXIMUM DOLLAR AMOUNT: $ IS SALES TAX OWED 0 YES 0 NO IF YES, $ PAID BY: 0 CONTRACTOR 0 CITY o PURCHASING: PLEASE CHARGE TO: CONTRACT SIGNATURE ROUTING )( LAW DEPARTMENT o CITY MANAGER ~ CITY CLERK X~)lGN COPY BACK TO ORGINATING DEPT. ~ ASSIGNED AG# Oot - 0 l..3 COMMENTS n ~ ~ . \ '--^- \J?~ 0. '\ ~ 10. 11. CONTRACT REVIEW o PROJECT MANAGER o DIRECTOR o RISK MANAGEMENT (IF APPLICABLE) ~LAW INITIALIDATE APPROVED INITIALIDATE APPROVED ~20oq ~TEAPPROVED \ I ~ Cfurv\ \ ~ ~I l INITIALIDATE APPROVED , l~ ~co9 02/08 Toward Safety & Justice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Coordination through Co-location of a Felony Prosecutor Project The City of Seattle through its Hwnan Services Department, Domestic Violence and. Sexual Assault Prevention Division enters into a Memorandum. of Understanding ("MOU") as a collaborative partner with the following agencies: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Auburn City Attorney's Office, Federal Way City Attorney's Office, and Renton City Attorney's Office. ThIS above mentioned agencies have come together to coUahorateand to make an application for the Fiscal Year 2009 Orant to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program ("Arrest Prognun"). The agencies have agreed to enter into a collaborative. agreement in which the City of Se,attle will be the lead agency and named applicant and the other agencies will be partners in this application. The agencies desire to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding setting forth the services to be provided by the collaborative. The. application prepared . and approved by the collaborative is to be submitted to the Office on Violence Against Women ("OVW")on or before January 15,2009. I. Descriptiol1 of Partner Agel1cies City ofSea.ttle. Human Services Department, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Division works across all City departnlents to coordinate the City's response to domestic violence, and is the Arrest PtogrdIDapplicanL The Dumestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Division is a lead agency on regional efforts to address victim safety and offender accountability, improve coordination across systems, and support community-based agencies as service providers. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Unit, established in 2000, prosecutes rmsdemearlor domestic viol!tllce cases in lU1in~orporated King Countyatld all felony domestic violence cases in the county as well as coordinates the county's protection orders for domestic violence victims. Auburn City Attorney 'sOfftce prosecutes misdemeanor domestic violence cases in the City of Auburn, and coordinates with King County and ot.herag~ncies with regard tQ repeat offenders. Together with the City of Auburn Police Department's Victim Support Team, the Auburn City Attomey's Office works to. enhance the domestic violence services available to victims. Through this program, team members help domestic violence victims develop personal safety plans, refer victims to other resOUI'ce networks, and help victims obtain. protective Olders. The City of Auburn also has a Domestic Violence TaskForce that meets monthly. Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandutn of Understanding '.1 Toward Safety & Jl.lStice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence Federal Way City Attorney's Office has a history of working on domestic violence issues. In 19R9 the City became involved with the Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team ("CCR") for the South King County area. The CCR established domestic violence advocates/liaisons within the legal department in 1998. A full-time prosecutor dedicated strictly to domestic violence was authorized in 2006. Additionally, the City Council enacted a sentencing enhancement for strangulation during the commission of domestic violence crime, which has subsequently been adopted by the State. The City Council also enhanced sentencing for committing domestic violence in the presence of children. Renton City Attorney's Office prosecutes misdemeanor domestic violence cases and coordinates with King County and other agencies with regards to repeat offenders. The prosecutor's office works with the police departInent in identifying repeat offenders, assisting with outstanding warrants and witness notification. The City of Renton Police Department's DOmestic Violence Victim Advocate assists in helping domestic violence victims develop a personal safety plan, refers to community based domestic violence programs and other resources, assists with protective orders, and assists the victim during the court process. The City ofRel1ton has a Domestic Violeuce Task Force. Tbedeputy prosecutors attend the Domestic Violence Task Force meetings and attend briefings on the topic of domestic violence. II. Project Summary This Memorandum of Understanding represents a collaboration to strengthen and enhance safety [Of victims of d01lles.ticviolence by coordinating domestic violence prosecutions in King COWlty through vigorous case development, information sharing. plea negotiations, and case prosecution. Ill. History of .CoUaboration For more than 10 years, the City of SeattIe~ Human Services Department, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division has been working collaboratively with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Likewise, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has partneredwith the cities of Auburn, Federal Way, and Renton. These agencies also have extensive histories of working together as. well on a variety of projects related to domestic violence and other crimes in King County. One example of the collaboration between the Seattle City Attorney~s Office and the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is the prosecution co4ocationproject which has placed a O.5FTE felony prosecutor in theSeattle City Attorney's Office. The co-location of a county felony prosecutor in the Seattle City Attorney's Office has proven incredibly successful at increasing coordination between thejurisdictions. The success ofthisproJectis the reason for expanding the project to three new cities in King Courtty. The city of Auburn collaborates with King County on a number ofil1itiatives. First, City of Auburn represenlativeswork with the K.ingCounty Prosecuting Attomey's Office on training for prosecution and law enforcement county-wide. These trainings promote understanding of county and municipal policies and protocols regarding domestic violence cases. An example of this was Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding /2 Toward Safety & Justice: Seattle-King County R.esponse to Domestic Violence in 2006 when the City of Auburn presented with King County at a conference on "Networking and Information-Sharing un DV cases in King County." The City of Auburn also collaborates with King County on the implementation of STOP Grant activities. A representative from the City of Auburn sits on the VA W A STOP Grant Prosecution Advisory Board~ which determines county-wide STOP Grant activities related to Ule educatioll of prosecutors, victim assistants and the community about domestic violence. The City of Federal Way also works cullaborativdy with King County Prosecuting Attorney~s Office, This collaboration began in 2005 and included cross training between the two jurisdictions on the issue of strangulation, passage of an assault by strangulation municipal code, and wordinated efforts to raise awareness o[theissue of strangulation. The City of Federal Way was a key partner with.King County on the creation and passage ofthe felony assault by strangulation statute.in Washington. The City of Federal Way has also collaborated with King County in mulliple trainings tu promote understanding ufeach agencies policies and protocols on domestic violence. The City of Renton is the third partner agency on this project, and. similarly has a long history of collaborating with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Specifically, the City of Renton collaborates with King CO'unty on implementation of STOP Grant activities. TwO' representatives from Ret.lton are members on the VA W A STOP Grant advisory board. One of the main initiatives of this advisory board has been the creation of county-wide standardized reporting forms for domestic violence cases. In addition to numerous in-kind contributions each year for STOP Grant .activilies, the City of Renton is also paying for the Spanish translation of the Domestic Violence InfonnatiO'n and Resource Guide, which is currently used by 17 police agencies in King County. Through these collaborative relationships, the project partners, with City of Seattle taking the lead on writing the application, were well prepared to respond to the FY09 Arrest Grant. This project was designed to address needs in our community that the criminal justice partners have identified. IV. DevelopmentQf the Application The City. of Seattle's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division together with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office took the lead in facilitating the development of the written proposal. Discussions with project partners were conducted via individual telephone calls. and emaiL Project partners provided the following assistance in developing the application: · King.County Prosecuting Attorney's Office -participated in. preparatory discussions to develop the project ide~; coordin~ted contact and discussion with three mllnicipa.l city attomey'soffices; provided material for the project narrative and budget; reviewed and edited drafts O'fthe project narrative and firmly cO'mmitted to' support the project. · Auburn City Attorney's Office -participated in preparatory discussiO'ns to develop the project idea and finnly committed to support the project. · Federal Way City AttO'rney~s Office -participated in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and firmly committed to support the project. Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding /3 Toward Safety & Justice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence . Renton City Attorney's Office-participated in preparatory discussions to develop the project idea and finnly committed to support the project. These discussions, feedback provided by the collaborators, and their support led to the devdopment of the proposedpn.>ject as reflected in the proposal narrative and agreed to in this Memorandum of Understanding. v. Roles and Responsibilities The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Hire and supervise a half-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Criminal Division to engage in filing review of domestic violence cases from the cities of Auburn, Federal Way, amI Rl::nton. This Deputy Prosl::cuting AltoI11cy wlll be based out of the King County Regional Justice Center in south King County. and will spend one day per week at each of the three city attorney's offices. 2. Provide assistance to the three city attorney's offices for the following purposes: a. Assist and advise in the. screening of domestic violence cases from the cities of Auburn, Federal Way, and Renton and, if appropriate, steer potential felony and crossover cases to the. Domestic Violence unital the King County Prosecutor's Office. Rush file felony cases where required. b. Coordinate and assist in the staffing and early plea negotiations of crossover domestic violence case$blttween the Auburn, Federal Way,. and Renton City attorney's offices and the DOIllestic Violence unit of the King County Prosecutor's Office to leverage and improve case dispositions, c. Se::rve in the rol~of felony domestic violence advisor and provide case specific advice and assistatlceonall manner of domestic violence prosecutions. d. Advise and assist with the development and operation of high impact and serial domestic violence offender prosecution in crossoverca.ses. e. Provide specialized. domestic violence related training on felony prosecution and filing and dispOsition standards to attorneys in the three city attorney's offices. f. Give other unspecified domestic violence related legal assistance as required and agreed to by both agencies. 3. Convene and facilitate any meetings related to this project. 4. Attend quarterly meelingsofthe grant implementation team. 5. Provide data for semi-annualpfogress reports, as mutually agreed upon. and as required by the Department of Justice for this grant. Auburn City Attomey's Office wiUbe responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attomey. 2. Provide adequate WOrk space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Auburn City Hall or Auburn Justice Center to perform the Junctions. identified above. This will include a computerized work station, telephone, and other standard office supplies, equipment, and furnishings. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the grant implementation team. Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding / 4 Toward Safety & justice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant. Federal Way City Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate work space for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Federal Way City Hall or Justice Center to perform the functions identified above. This will include a computerized work station, telephone, and other standard office supplies, equipment, and furnishings. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of tb.e grant implementation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Department of Justice for this grant. Renton City Attorney's Office will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Assign a lead prosecutor to work with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. 2. Provide adequate. work space for Ule Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its offices in the Renton City Hall or Justice Center to perform the functions identified above. This will include a computerized work station, telephone, and other standard office supplies, equip:ment, and fumi:sbing~. 3. Attend quarterly meetings of the gral1timplementation team. 4. Provide data for semi-annual progress reports due to the Dep.artment of Justice for this grant. The City of Seattle. Human Services Department, Domestic Violence and Sex.ual Assault Prevention Division will be respollsible [or the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Contract with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for the part-time D~puty Prosecuting Attorney's salary, benefits and other expenses per the project budget; 2. Convene and facilitate the quart~rly m~etings of th~grdIlt implementation team; 3. Submit all required reports. records, and financial audits to the Department of Justice; 4. Provide all required copies of publications and materials produced under this grantto the Department of Justice; and 5. Negotiate any necessary extensions or amem:lnlents with the Department of Justice. The Joles and responsibilities described above ar~ c..>nling~nL on CiLy of SeaLLI~ re<,:eiving funds requested for the project described in the OVWgrantapplication. Responsibilities underlhis Memorandum of Understanding would coincide with the grant period, anticipated to be October 1, 2009 through September 30. 2011. VI.Pla.nning and Development Team Representatives of the planning and development team include: · Amy Heyden, a Planner with the City of Seattle's Human Services Department; · David Martin, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the King County Prosecuting Attomey's Office Domestic Violence Unit; Seattle~King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding /5 . Toward Safely & Justice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence · Daniel Heid, City Attorney, and Steven Gross, Assistant City Attorney, City of Auburn; · Patricia Richardson, City Attorney, City of Federal Way; and · Larry Warren, City Attorney's Office, City of Renton. These individuals will be responsible for developing and implementing the project activities as described in the project narrative. These individuals, or their appointed representative. will meet immediately following award of the grant to determine project start-up strategies and timeline, and will subsequently meet regularly to monitor project implementation. VII. Resources A. Ci ty of Seattle Human Services Department wi 11 provide a portion of salary and benefits for the grant program manager (Amy Heyden), office space, and supplies. B. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will provide office space, supplies, training and supervision for the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, C. Auburn City Attorney's Office will provide adequate work space, as described above. D. Federal Way City Attorney's Office will provide adequate workspace, as described above. E. Renton City Attorney's Office will provide adequate work space, as described above. VIII. Commitment A. There is a firm commitment from each ofthe project .partners to achieve the stated project goals by working together. The collaboration service area is King County. B. The partners agree to collaborate on a project to improve domestic violence victims' access to the criminal legal system tbrough prosecution co-location pursuant to the program narrative of the grantappIieation attached to this MOV. e Compensation for partners' contribution to this project will be provided as outlined in the attached OVW budget detail worksheet. IX. Approval We, the undersigned, have read and agree with this MOD. Further, we have reviewed and approve the portion of the proposed. budget .and. project pertaining to the collaborative effort described here. 0Lj7~ Alan Painter, Acting Dire<;tor City of Seattle Human$ervices Department Date: i-I >"'U7 Daniel T. Satte g King ~Prosocn,",g Ano Date: .. .. I$) 1.W' Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest program Application Memorandum of Understanding J 6 . Toward Safety & Justice: Seattle-King County Response to Domestic Violence ///} 1+/ / //",(-\ -<' 1/'/ .: ~ . 'r .,' /" " , t / /\,..~f / It// . .,~ \ Daniel B. Hei , -City Attorney City of AubUlJ1 / Date:. /1'1/ () / ,L. Larry Warren, Cit City of Renton Date: I - i c.{ ... (/ 0; ~~c::l 7J~ Patricia A. Richardson, City Attorney City of Federal W% Date: / 1/ "j) 9 , Seattle-King County 2009 Arrest Program Application Memorandum of Understanding /7