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Bernalillo County: Counseling Services for Victims and Children of Participants in the Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Program

Deadline: May 2, 2014

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court desires to procure services relating to the provision of counseling services for Victims and Children of Participants in the Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Program. The primary goal of the Program is to reduce the recidivism rate of domestic violence by identifying offenders with a history of multiple domestic violence offenses to participate in the Program. This will be accomplished by offenders participating in intensive supervision, receiving treatment through the approved community agency, providing frequent and random drug and alcohol testing, and frequently interacting with the presiding Program judge. While Participants are receiving the aforementioned services, under this RFP, the Court is seeking services for treatment of Victims and Children of Participants in the Program. Approximately 35 offenders, not all of whom may have victims/children involved in the counseling portion of the program, are expected to participate annually. Contractors will provide services for a total of approximately fifteen Victims and Children who are referred to the Program by the Court’s probation department. Of that number, the Court estimates that, on average, ten (10) clients will be Victims and five (5) will be Children.

Services will include:

  • Intake admission, intervention, safety, and support plan
  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Group counseling sessions [not to exceed twelve (12) clients per group]
  • Crisis telephone counseling [minimum of thirty minute duration)
  • Case management activities (to address referral services for Victim/Children survivor emotional, social, vocational, employment, and health related concerns that are identified in the intervention or support plan)
  • Judicial status review sessions (not a chargeable item)
  • Discharge summary and report (not a chargeable item)
  • Age appropriate group counseling sessions

Offerors should be able to provide counseling services intended for the following persons:

  • Any Victim who: was the subject of the violence, or was a household member, for which a Participant appearing before the Court was charged and found guilty or pled either guilty or nolo contendere to a domestic violence offense; has been referred to the Program and is pending acceptance into the Program or is enrolled in the Program; and has been authorized by the Court in writing to receive such services; and
  • Any Child who: is the biological, adopted, or foster child of a Victim or of a Participant; is either a minor under the age of eighteen (18) or resides with the Victim and/or the Participant; and has been authorized by the Court in writing to receive such services.

Amount: Not stated. Offerors must submit either a detailed fee for service cost and proposed fee schedule based on anticipated services within the Proposal or an alternative service/fee schedule. Contracts will be for a period of two years, with an option to extend for an additional two years.

Eligibility: Not stated. Offerors must describe experience and hold appropriate licenses. Offerors should describe its approach to providing services consistent with CYFD standards.

Note: A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held April 4, 2014, 10:00 am. Location: Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judicial Conference Room 849 (401 Lomas Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM, 87102)

Link: http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us/xnet/pdf/rfp/DVROP%20Victims%20RFP%20Final%203-26-14.pdf

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