Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17, 2015. A subsequent agreement is attached below.

To:              Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:          Louise Rogers, Chief, Health System; Stephen Kaplan, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject:      Agreement with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for alcohol and other drug prevention services, Community Capacity Building, and Parent Project classes


Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for alcohol and other drug prevention services, Community Capacity Building, and Parent Project classes for the term July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017, in an amount not to exceed $496,289.


Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has contracted with the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) for alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention services since July 2008. These services include community capacity building, community education and awareness, asset building strategies for youth and families, and environmental prevention efforts in the City of San Mateo region. 

In June 2013, BHRS issued a Request for Proposals for community-based partnerships for AOD related services. Community-based partnerships sustain effective AOD prevention efforts in the County’s five geographical areas as identified by BHRS: East Palo Alto, Redwood City and North Fair Oaks, City of San Mateo, Half Moon Bay and Pescadero, and Daly City and Pacifica. These partnerships are cooperative agreements between community stakeholders who are committed to providing a variety of AOD prevention strategies in their community. PCRC submitted a proposal and was chosen to provide these services in the City of San Mateo community partnership area.


PCRC has been and will continue to be the lead and fiscal agency for the community- based partnership by providing AOD prevention services in the City of San Mateo area of the County. Through the partnership, PCRC shall promote and improve connections between individuals, families, and other stakeholders; reduce access to and the availability of alcohol and other drugs to youth; and build on community assets in order to deliver a full range of prevention based activities.

The partnership's work plan shall incorporate environmental AOD prevention strategies. Environmental strategies are based on the premise that problem AOD use is a product of multiple environmental conditions and circumstances (e.g. rules of social institutions, mass media messages, etc.), and not on the basis of personal characteristics.

Environmental AOD prevention strategies reach entire populations and reduce collective risk, making them a cost effective solution and resulting in the reduction of alcohol access to minors.

In addition, PCRC shall facilitate six - twelve week community-led Parent Project classes where parents learn skills and receive information about resources and other support available in their communities. Each class will consist of a minimum of twenty- five parents per class. The contractor shall also designate two staff members as co- chairs of the Pacific Islander Initiative to assist and coordinate Pacific Islander efforts and participate in BHRS’ cultural competence efforts.

The resolution contains the County’s standard provision allowing amendment of the County’s fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

The agreement and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form. The agreement is on the Continuing Resolution.

The agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing individuals and families in the County with prevention and treatment services to support recovery, which in turn contributes to the health and safety of the County’s communities. It is anticipated that alcohol sales to minors in the City of San Mateo shall not exceed 25%, as measured by police decoy operations.



FY 2014-15 Actual

FY 2015-16 Projected

Instances of alcohol sales to minors in the City of San Mateo


13 of 40


10 of 40


The term of the agreement is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The amount of the agreement is not to exceed $496,289 for the two-year term. Of this amount, $250,935 is included in the BHRS FY 2015-16 Adopted Budget and $245,354 is included in the FY 2016-17 Recommended Budget.

It is anticipated that the Substance Abuse and Prevention Treatment Block Grant will fund $159,135, Measure A will fund $61,800, and the Mental Health Services Act will fund $30,000. There is no net county cost. Similar funding arrangements will be in place for FY 2016-17. The payment provisions in this agreement are lower than as those of the prior agreement due to the removal of the activities for health insurance outreach and facilitation training.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 34 on the Board's agenda.