◼ D. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONSRECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.
Way back when - I filed PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUESTS regarding CAST and the DV grants. Not just with the DA, but with the funding agencies.
In fact the DV Unit was established in the mid 90's
Elizabeth Norton, Eamon Fitzgerald, Wes Keat, Gloria Albin Sheets were each assigned.
Gallegos fired Gloria Albin Sheets, claiming he had lost a grant.
He then put Nandor Vadas name where hers was on the grant apps...
He went on KINS Talk Shop and talked about weaning the office from Grant Funding - complaining that he'd like to see more funding from the County General Fund to reflect the community's commitment to the office, but that doesn't happen, which he blames on the Board of Supervisors... says when he came in the office was 60% grant funded, and that he has set about to "systematically wean" the office from grant funding...
He said specifically that that the Domestic Violence/Victim Witness Grant was held onto longer than it should have been, "should've weaned ourselves long ago".
Some of the Grant numbers:
Humboldt County's Spousal Abuser Protection Program Grants SAPP
2002 through 2006
◼ Joyce Moser's My Word
"...The District Attorney Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Team was created under the leadership of District Attorney Paul Gallegos to reduce the amount of trauma that victims/survivors experience when navigating through the criminal justice system..."
See also - Paul Gallegos' Ballot Statement.
"...I established the Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Consumer and Environment Protection Unit, the Child Abuse and Adult Sex Crimes Unit, the Worker's Compensation Fraud Unit, the Domestic Violence Unit and Bad Check Program...."