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2018 Office of Homeland Security & Justice Programs Approved Budget Overview

Mission

The missions of the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Office of Justice Policy and Programs are to provide system-wide comprehensive justice and homeland security related planning and oversight, identify training and technical assistance needs and direct the efficient and effective application of Federal, state and local funds toward developing and sustaining projects and programs that support homeland security core capabilities and deliver justice services to the Franklin County community to enhance their health, safety, and welfare.

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Office of Homeland Security a) By December 31, 2018, the Central Ohio Tactical Interoperability Communications (TIC) Plan will be updated and distributed to end users. b) By December 31, 2018, 60 additional graduates will have completed the Central Ohio Volunteers in Public Safety Support (VIPSS) program and 75% of all VIPSS graduates will have committed an average of 24 hours each volunteering during CY2018. c) By June 30, 2019, the Franklin County 911 Master plan will be revised and distributed countywide to end users. d) The Homeland Security Advisory Committee will facilitate partners to leverage competitive funding opportunities in support of sustainment and maintenance of current prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. e) The Columbus Urban Area will maintain and sustain the Tier II standards and core capabilities necessary to ensure a robust regional response to a potential act of terrorism or an all hazards incident.
  2. Office of Justice Policy and Programs a) 100% of the Justice grants administered by OJPP will be applied in accordance with Federal, State and local directives and where possible align with the goals of the Franklin County Comprehensive Strategic Justice Plan. b) As the administrative agency to the Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board, OJPP will support the goal of reducing the average daily population by 30% by 2020. c) 100% of Franklin County justice funds administered by OJPP will be awarded to applicants providing culturally competent services, with established working collaborations and a demonstrated history of outcome achievement. d) In collaboration with the county-wide Stepping Up Initiative, the length of stay disparity between detainees/inmates with and without mental health issues will be reduced by 50% by 2020. e) In partnership with the Columbus City Attorney's Office and Central Ohio LE jurisdictions implementing the Lethality Assessment Program, the number of homicides resulting from domestic and interpersonal violence will be reduced by 20% by 2020. f) 90% of Pathways to Women's Healthy Living Program participants requesting medication assisted treatment will be enrolled in the pre-release jail MAT program with 100% of those receiving MAT services linked with treatment and other supportive services.

Strategic Issues

  1. Homeland Security - The removal of Columbus as an identified Urban Area under the Federal Department of Homeland Security Grant program and the impact this has on sustainment of regional on-going homeland security programs necessary to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and/or recover to an act of terrorism or all-hazards incident.
  2. Reentry - Pervasive barriers preventing successful re-integration of ex-offenders returning to Franklin County from local or state incarceration. Barriers include lack of affordable and accessible housing, substance abuse and mental health treatment and unemployment/under-employment. Failing to adequately address the reentry needs of ex-offenders will likely lead to jeopardized public safety outcomes, higher unemployment and poverty rates, increased addiction, homelessness and mental health decompensation, and intergenerational cycles of criminal justice involvement disproportionately affecting African American communities.
  3. Stepping Up Initiative - An overwhelming number of individuals incarcerated in the Franklin County jail and/or involved in the criminal justice system are diagnosed with a severe mental illness (SMI) and are not linked with behavioral health or other supportive services. These individuals tend to stay longer in the jail and recidivate more often than their non-SMI counterparts.
  4. Victim Services - Unacceptable rates of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence in Franklin County.
  5. Local and Statewide Collaboration - Strengthening of local and state-wide collaboration and coordination efforts despite home rule and vulnerability or inter/intra jurisdictional agreements.
  6. Opiate Public Health Crisis - The rate of opiate and heroin related overdose deaths in Franklin County has reached an epidemic level.
  7. Systemwide Data Sharing - Legal and technical barriers, both real and perceived, prevents effective cross system information sharing necessary for coordination of care and treatment for justice involved individuals.

Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)

Program 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget
Project Development and Administration 4.50 6.50
Regional Communications 2.00 2.00
Stepping Up/Reentry Initiative 3.00 3.00
Total Agency FTEs 9.50 11.50

Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)

Program: Project Development and Administration
2017 Approved Budget 4.50
2018 Approved Budget 6.50
Program: Regional Communications
2017 Approved Budget 2.00
2018 Approved Budget 2.00
Program: Stepping Up/Reentry Initiative
2017 Approved Budget 3.00
2018 Approved Budget 3.00
Program: Total Agency FTEs
2017 Approved Budget 9.50
2018 Approved Budget 11.50

Budgeted Revenue

Fund 2016 Actual 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved
Antenna Systems Fund $622,011 $640,105 $680,105 6.2%
Justice Programs Fund $1,401,241 $1,990,487 $2,236,514 12.4%
Homeland Security Fund $762,483 $631,935 $1,361,935 115.5%
Justice Assistance Grants Fund $486,130 $483,996 $465,786 -3.8%
Safe Haven Fund $18,757 $0 $0 0.0%
Total $3,290,623 $3,746,523 $4,744,340 26.6%

Budgeted Revenue

Fund: Antenna Systems Fund
2016 Actual $622,011
2017 Approved Budget $640,105
2018 Approved Budget $680,105
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 6.2%
Fund: Justice Programs Fund
2016 Actual $1,401,241
2017 Approved Budget $1,990,487
2018 Approved Budget $2,236,514
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 12.4%
Fund: Homeland Security Fund
2016 Actual $762,483
2017 Approved Budget $631,935
2018 Approved Budget $1,361,935
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 115.5%
Fund: Justice Assistance Grants Fund
2016 Actual $486,130
2017 Approved Budget $483,996
2018 Approved Budget $465,786
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -3.8%
Fund: Safe Haven Fund
2016 Actual $18,757
2017 Approved Budget $0
2018 Approved Budget $0
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 0.0%
Fund Total
2016 Actual $3,290,623
2017 Approved Budget $3,746,523
2018 Approved Budget $4,744,340
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 26.6%

Expense Budget

Program 2016 Actual 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved
Project Development and Administration $651,877 $542,378 $828,447 52.7%
Title II Grant $98,538 $311,000 $135,000 -56.6%
VAWA Grant $520,869 $725,000 $600,000 -17.2%
Urban Area Security Initiative Grant $517,118 $0 $0 0.0%
Justice Assistance Grants $678,026 $1,207,058 $505,000 -58.2%
LE SHSGP $243,605 $631,935 $1,361,935 115.5%
Regional Communications $556,525 $678,639 $661,118 -2.6%
Safe Haven $55,435 $0 $0 0.0%
Stepping Up/Reentry Initiative $66,744 $484,703 $692,041 42.8%
Total $3,388,737 $4,580,713 $4,783,541 4.4%

Expense Budget

Program Project Development and Administration
2016 Actual $651,877
2017 Approved Budget $542,378
2018 Approved Budget $828,447
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 52.7%
Program Title II Grant
2016 Actual $98,538
2017 Approved Budget $311,000
2018 Approved Budget $135,000
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -56.6%
Program VAWA Grant
2016 Actual $520,869
2017 Approved Budget $725,000
2018 Approved Budget $600,000
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -17.2%
Program Urban Area Security Initiative Grant
2016 Actual $517,118
2017 Approved Budget $0
2018 Approved Budget $0
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 0.0%
Program Justice Assistance Grants
2016 Actual $678,026
2017 Approved Budget $1,207,058
2018 Approved Budget $505,000
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -58.2%
Program LE SHSGP
2016 Actual $243,605
2017 Approved Budget $631,935
2018 Approved Budget $1,361,935
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 115.5%
Program Regional Communications
2016 Actual $556,525
2017 Approved Budget $678,639
2018 Approved Budget $661,118
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -2.6%
Program Safe Haven
2016 Actual $55,435
2017 Approved Budget $0
2018 Approved Budget $0
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 0.0%
Program Stepping Up/Reentry Initiative
2016 Actual $66,744
2017 Approved Budget $484,703
2018 Approved Budget $692,041
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 42.8%
Program Total
2016 Actual $3,388,737
2017 Approved Budget $4,580,713
2018 Approved Budget $4,783,541
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 4.4%

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