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City of Santa Fe: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Providers

Deadline: July 27, 2018

The City of Santa Fe is soliciting requests from parties to serve as the intensive case management and care coordination provider for the diversion component of the Santa Fe Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) project. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program that allows officers to redirect offenders engaged in low level drug activity to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution. LEAD participants begin working immediately with case managers to access services. LEAD’s goals are to reduce the harm a drug offender causes him or herself, as well as the harm that the individual is causing the surrounding community. This public safety program has the potential to reduce recidivism rates for low-level offenders and preserve expensive criminal justice system resources for more serious or violent offenders.

The City will provide funds for coordination and provision of direct services to adults who meet the criteria to be diverted by law enforcement from incarceration as a result of problematic opiate/heroin use. The Santa Fe Police Department (SFPD) will be the City agency who will make the recommendation for individuals to participate in the LEAD program. It is imperative that the selected provider participates with the training and information sharing systems with SFPD to ensure the success of the LEAD program. The oversight of the LEAD program is managed by the LEAD Policy Coordinating Committee, who in turn has contracted with an independent project manager. The LEAD Project Manager partners with the City to monitor and enforce contractual obligations of the LEAD service provider. It will be part of the LEAD service provider’s contractual obligation to collaborate with the LEAD Policy coordinating Committee and the Project Manager.

The principal service provider for this project will serve as the primary point of contact for diverted individuals and will assume responsibility for providing intensive case management and either provide directly or procure other necessary services for those individuals. Although each client will have different needs the following service package must be available:

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Client outreach and engagement
  • Basic needs
  • Harm reduction
  • Housing
  • Treatment services
  • Education/job training/employment

Amount: Contract award(s) will be made.

Eligibility: Not specified. However, applicants are expected to submit the following licenses:

  • Applicable licenses, including: A copy of 2018 Business Registration Certificate for the City of Santa Fe; Diagnostic and Treatment Center Operator’s License; DEA Certificate; New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, Residential Treatment, Adult Day Care Facility and Outpatient Medical Treatment Facility Licensure. If any of these licenses are not applicable applicants may provide a brief explanation.
  • Copy of New Mexico Incorporation Charter or agreement under which the applicant agency operates.
  • Copy of IRS Certificate for non-profit status, if applicable.

Link: https://www.santafenm.gov/bids_rfps/detail/1857p

Note: A Technical Assistance Training will be held on July 11, 2018. See solicitation for information.

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