Inter-Departmental Correspondence


Health Services Agency



November 17, 2003



December 16, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors



Margaret Taylor, Director, Health Services

Gale Bataille, Director, Mental Health Services



Agreement with Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, Inc.




Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, Inc.




Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, Inc. (FSA) has provided child abuse treatment services for San Mateo County for over 18 years. In April 2001, the Mental Health Services Division issued a Notice of Pre-Proposal Survey for the Child Abuse Mental Health Treatment Program. Two agencies responded and only one agency, FSA, had the capacity and experience to provide these services. In June 2001, FSA was selected to continue providing child abuse treatment services for San Mateo County youth and their families.




For the contract term, FSA will continue to provide child abuse treatment services for 150 San Mateo county youth who have been victims of sexual molestation, physical abuse and neglect. Services will also be provided to their families. Their services include assessment, group and family therapy; case management and crisis intervention, and are provided in both English and Spanish. The goal of these intensive services is to prevent further abuse and to maintain children in their homes, if at all possible.


Consistent with contract approval level limitations in County Administrative Memorandum B-1, the Director of Health Services will be authorized to execute amendments and modifications to this agreement, not to exceed $25,000 in aggregate.


The objectives and actual performance from last year and objectives for this year are below.

Performance Outcomes

2002-03 Objective

2002-03 Actual

2003-04 Objective

Child Abuse Treatment


Percent of children served who are maintained in family home or home-like setting after six months of receiving services.




Percent of families served for a period of at least six months who have no recurrence of reported abuse, molestation, or neglect during their course of treatment.





Vision Alignment


This agreement keeps the commitment of ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 8: help vulnerable people-the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at risk youth, and others-achieve a better quality of life. The agreement contributes to this commitment and goal by providing mental health services to clients of the Child Abuse Treatment Services Program.


Fiscal Impact


The term of the agreement is from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, and contains the usual relationship of parties, hold harmless, and insurance clauses. Risk Management and County Counsel have approved the agreement.


The agreement maximum is $772,733 and has been included in the approved FY 2003-04 Mental Health Services' budget. $149,768 in State Child Abuse Prevention funds will be transferred to Mental Health Services from the Human Services Agency for the Child Abuse Treatment Program. An anticipated $622,965 will be covered by federal and state Medi-Cal. There is no net county cost.