Meeting Date:           June 23, 2008


From:                          Chief William J. Chrisman


Subject:                      Request for Appropriation of Forfeiture Funds to Support the Neighborhood Accountability Board – Mitigation for First Time Offenders



Staff Recommendation:

Staff respectfully recommends the appropriation of $1,500.00 to Support the Neighborhood Accountability Board – Mitigation for First Time Offenders.



Neighborhood Accountability Boards (NAB’s) are an innovative approach to dealing with minor juvenile offenses without formal prosecution.  Restorative Justice is about repairing harm to victims and communities, and making offenders directly accountable to those who were harmed.  Additionally, NAB’s allow the offender to understand the actual harm caused by their actions.



1.  To approve the appropriations of Forfeiture Funds of $1,500.00

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate



Fiscal Impact

Funding is available for this purpose and is an authorized use of Law Enforcement Trust Funds.


Submission Date and Time:    6/20/2008 4:48 PM____


Department: _Police_________________

Prepared by:  _S Vicchiollo____________                      

Attachments:         Yes____   No _X_____

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. _____JB___________                                     


Deputy C.M. ________EFS_______                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 121-2111-521-4810____


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  ______________________


Available ____$138,947.43_______




Honorable City Commission

City of Leesburg



Request for Appropriation of Forfeiture Proceeds



I, William J. Chrisman, Chief of Police, hereby request that funds be appropriated from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund as follows:


Description                                                                Amount                     

The Neighborhood Accountability Board                        $1,500.00


                                                                   TOTAL:    $1,500.00


The anticipated recurring costs associated with this (these) item(s) are as follows:



Description                                                                Amount


0                                                                                  0                                                            




I hereby certify that this request is in compliance with Subsection 932.7055 of the Florida Statutes.





  William J. Chrisman

  Chief of Police

  Leesburg Police Department