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Programs shifted to othe Departments

(Reorg more like an adjustment)…Supervisor Mike Kelley said the adjustments were long over due.

The Board of Supervisors were asked to transfer the Betty Jo McNeece Shelter Home from the Behavioral Health Services to the Department of Social Services. They were also asked to transfer the Imperial County Victim Witness Program from the Probation Department to the District Attorneys Department. Kelley endorsed both moves, saying they only made sense. He said the Department of Social Services works directly with the parents of displaced children, and should have direct access and control of the housing and care of the affected children. He said, on the other issue, the District Attorney works directly with victims and witnesses of crime, and it only makes sense they be in charge of the program. The Board voted unanimously to approve the changes. County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova said the changes would not be immediate. The CEO said employee transitions needed to be made, as well as financial issues addressed, such as grants and other financial sources.