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                   Esther A. Castillo, Director

                                                                                           14 N. Cottonwood Street
                                                                                             Woodland, CA 95695
                                                                     Office – 530-666-8516     Fax – 530-666-8294

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TO:             The Honorable Dave Rosenberg, Chairman
                And Members of the Board of Supervisors

FROM:           Esther Castillo, Director
                Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services

SUBJECT:        Renewal of Agreement with River City Recovery Center to Provide Drug Treatment
                Services under the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA)

DATE:           July 9, 2002


Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Agreement No. ____________ with River City Recovery
Center, Inc., for a maximum of $102,600 ($51,300 each year for FY02/03 and FY03/04) to provide
women’s residential drug treatment and transitional living for SACPA clients from July 1, 2002 to June
30, 2004.


Renewal of this agreement continues provision of drug rehabilitation targeting women SACPA clients
along with transitional living following treatment for those that require it. Programs such as this one
offered by River City Recovery Center increase the success of drug rehabilitation for women. This
program, which only recently became available, is the only residential drug rehabilitation program
specifically designed for women in the local area. Previously our department contracted with Marin
Services for Women at a much higher per diem rate ($105 per day).


California voters passed Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000
(SACPA), in November 2000 with an implementation date of July 1, 2001. On March 7, 2001, your
Board approved a plan developed by the Proposition 36 Implementation Team to serve those persons
eligible under SACPA, including those convicted of non-violent offenses such as possession of small
amounts of illicit substances. Previous convictions for violent offenses or concurrent conviction for other
offenses may make a person ineligible. SACPA also serves parolees and probationers who violate the
terms of their probation or parole due to possession or use of illegal drugs. Our current estimate of clients
needing treatment and supervision is slightly over 400.

River City Recovery Center is a licensed residential alcohol and drug abuse recovery center that provides
a specialized residential program for women. Services under this program include: group and individual
counseling sessions; group education on disease progression, emotional recovery, communication, relapse
prevention, parenting skills, goal setting, anger management, and stress management; relapse prevention;
and aftercare services for up to one year after leaving the residential program. Rates under this agreement
are $50 per day for residential treatment and $25 per day for transitional living. These rates are in line
with our other in-county alcohol and drug treatment service providers.


This action does not require use of County general funds. The $51,300 for the agreement this fiscal year
is funded with SACPA and Substance Abuse Treatment and Testing Accountability (SATTA) dollars that
were included in the proposed budget for FY 02/03. The agreement includes provisions for early
termination for convenience or if the County’s adopted budget does not appropriate sufficient funds.
SACPA funds are received in advance; therefore the County would not be responsible for funding.


Our department will develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) soliciting bids to provide Alcohol and Drug
Treatment Services during FY03/04 for services starting July 1, 2004. The term of this agreement covers
the period up until the services under the RFP will begin.


Results from performance outcomes measured since this agreement began in January 2002 are:

•   Successful completion of residential treatment program: six clients were referred to River City
    Recovery Center for treatment from January 2002 to May 2002. Of those six referrals, one
    successfully completed treatment, one exited, and four are continuing treatment at this time.


County Counsel reviewed and approved this agreement as to form.

                          ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ARE ON FILE WITH
                                THE CLERK OF THE BOARD

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