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Domestic Violence Shelters Advisory Board


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jill Smialek
2079 E. 9th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-443-7347
jsmialek@cuyahogacounty.us


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DESCRIPTION OF BOARD AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Cuyahoga County Domestic Violence Shelters Advisory Board (DVSAB) is vested with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Cuyahoga County Executive regarding the funding of shelters for victims of domestic violence. The guidelines set forth in Ohio Revised Code (Sections 3113.33 -3113.40) and the Cuyahoga County Domestic Violence Shelter Standards are used as criteria when determining the availability of funds, the reviewing of proposals, the evaluation of shelter programs and the prioritizing of recommendations made by the DVSAB to the Cuyahoga County Executive.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Board members shall be appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive. Such appointees shall be residents of Cuyahoga County. The Cuyahoga County Executive shall make a good faith effort to include an individual with expertise in childhood trauma and/or childhood early education., an individual with expertise in budget analysis, an attorney, a health care professional, a social service professional, a domestic violence advocate, an employment professional and a housing professional.


MEMBERSHIP:

Name  Term Ends Appointed By/Representation
Ruth Gillett County Executive
Nancy Neylon County Executive
Steve Killpack County Executive
Rosemary Creeden County Executive
Donetta Kline County Executive
Alexandria Ruden, Esq. County Executive
Myron Bennett County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive
Vacant County Executive


MEETING SCHEDULE/AGENDAS:
The DVSAB shall hold its organizational meeting in June of each year. The DVSAB shall hold a minimum of two (2) additional meetings, to develop and finalize the allocations process. These meetings shall be held in the fall of the year with sufficient time between the allocation meeting and November 15 to allow the recommendation to be presented to the Cuyahoga County Executive by November 15 of each year. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.


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