Resolution No. 251

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Office Of Children And Family Services For A Mobile Child Advocacy Center Unit – Department Of Social Services

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Public Health and Social Services Committee (Chairman Lopez and Legislators Bruno, Criswell, Petit, and Uchitelle), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Archer, Bartels, Haynes, Maio, Parete, Ronk, and Walter)


Chairman of the Public Health and Social Services Committee, Craig V. Lopez, and Deputy Chair Peter J. Criswell offer the following:


            WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the County Executive on behalf of the Ulster County Department of Social Services; and


WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services has received notification from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) of an award of funding for a Mobile Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Unit; and


WHEREAS, the Commissioner of the Ulster County Department of Social Services requests that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature be authorized to enter into an agreement (NYS Contract # C029062) to receive funding in the amount of $250,000.00 for the Mobile CAC Unit for the contract period April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021; and


WHEREAS. providing a child-friendly setting where a coordinated response to child abuse allegations may be pursued in ways that support and protect children and their families supports the overall goal of reducing trauma for these families; and


WHEREAS, using a multi-disciplinary approach within the community through this mobile unit will provide a safe, child-friendly setting to conduct interviews, improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases, enhance interagency communication and cooperation, and provide the family with services while assisting them through the investigative and legal process; and


WHEREAS, in order to reflect the increased funding an amendment of the 2021 budget is necessary; and


WHEREAS, no County contribution or matching funding is required; now, therefore, be it






RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute an agreement, and any amendments thereto, with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services for the MDT CAC Mobile Unit, in the form as filed with the clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the 2021 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as follows:


                                                  INCREASE                              AMOUNT


AA. 6010.2622-2100.2140           Vehicles                                     $ 250,000.00

(App. #)


AA. 6010.2608-3300.3610          State Aid                                    $ 250,000.00

(Rev. #)                                      Social Services Administration


and moves its adoption.





AYES:                  NOES:    




Passed Committee:  Public Health and Social Services on _____________.


Passed Committee:  Way and Means on _____________.







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Updated: June 23, 2021