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City of Santa Fe: Santa Fe Regional Juvenile Justice Board Alternative to Detention Program

Deadline: July 10, 2017

The Alternative to Detention Programs initiative aims to: 1) establish a continuum of cost effective services and temporary, non-secure alternatives to detention in the City of Santa Fe for those youth who have been arrested or referred to juvenile probation and parole or are at risk of such referral; 2) establish rich programing that is diverse, culturally competent, and gender responsive and that includes educational, vocational, behavioral health, medical care, and other services; 3) develop individualized service plans addressing carefully assessed needs, strengths, and risks; and 4) increase emphasis on prevention and early intervention in the juvenile justice system. The initiative’s goals are to:

  • Improve the Juvenile Justice System through a juvenile justice continuum
  • Reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth having contact with the juvenile justice system through a continuum of services and targeted disproportionate minority contact (DMC) programs.

The initiative will support programs in the following alternative to detention categories:

  • Intensive Community Monitoring (ICM): The grantee will receive referrals from the Santa Fe County Juvenile Probation and Parole (JPPO) and First Judicial District’s Children’s Court to place offenders in the Intensive Community Monitoring Program (ICM). ICM will occur with respect to school attendance and report cards, compliance with the JPPO plan, and compliance with court orders. Random house, school, and job site visits will also be conducted. Phone calls and face to face meetings will track the compliance of each client. Services will be provided to no more than 68 unduplicated juveniles.
  • Educational Re-Engagement Specialist: The program is designed to re-engage youth who have been in detention or a client of juvenile probation back into an educational setting, preferably a school or a school based alternative educational program. It is expected that 30 youth will be served.

Amount: Not provided. Contract awards will be made.

Eligibility: No limitations on the types of applicants are detailed. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Five years of experience working with the disconnected youth population
  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and school system and alternative educational settings
  • Ability and knowledge to work with other organizations that provide additional services to clients and families
  • Ability to collect and report monthly data to the city of Santa Fe

Link: http://www.santafenm.gov/bids_rfps/detail/1758p

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