Inter-Departmental Correspondence




November 19, 2009


December 1, 2009







Honorable Board of Supervisors


Stuart J. Forrest, Chief Probation Officer


Agreement with Fresh Lifelines for Youth



Adopt a Resolution:


A) Waiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) process; and


B) Authorizing the President of the Board to execute an Agreement with Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) to provide legal education, mentoring and leadership training to youth in San Mateo County to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration, for the term July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, in the amount of $112,000.


C) Authorizing the Chief of Probation or his designee to execute contract amendments which modify the County’s maximum fiscal obligation by no more than $25,000 (in aggregate), and/or modify the contract term and/or services so long as the modified term or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.



In January 2009, the Probation Department was awarded a short term Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG). FLY was awarded part of this funding and provided services in our Juvenile Hall and Camp Glenwood as well as in the community. The Probation Department determined that we needed additional mentoring opportunities for our high-risk and incarcerated youth. Based on the services provided by FLY, which included a case management/mentoring piece, and their positive outcomes, it was decided that we would use some of our Youthful Offender Block Grant Funding to continue this program in San Mateo County.



This Agreement with FLY will continue to serve high-risk youth in the community, at our Juvenile Hall and at Camp Glenwood. FLY had started limited services in legal education, mentoring and leadership training to youth in San Mateo County to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration, with the help on funding they believed they had from other sources. They had planned on building on their existing programs to meet our needs. Those sources of funding were discontinued and FLY was still able to maintain services without a lapse in services. These services will be possible with the YOBG funds. The Agreement was delayed due to negotiations.


It is in the County’s best interest to waive the RFP process because FLY has services in place that have proven to be effective at decreasing the possibility of new offenses, and increasing attendance at school and employment.


The contractor has assured compliance with the County’s Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits. County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Resolution and Agreement as to form.


Approval of this Agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing legal education to youth who will be able to make better decisions about their behavior and by providing intensive case management and mentoring to youth in an effort to assist them with improvements in education and employment so they can more positively contribute to society.


Performance Measure(s):


FY 2008-09

FY 2009-10

Percent of youth who participate in the FLY program that do not have a new offense within 6 months of completing the program.





The term of this Agreement is July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. The total obligation of this Agreement is $112,000 and is 100% funded by Youth Offender Block Grant (YOBG). Funds have been included in their FY2009-10 Adopted Budget. There is no Net County Cost.