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New Mexico Corrections Department: Behavioral Health Services for Women Inmates

Deadline: January 4, 2016

The New Mexico Corrections Department is seeking a Contractor to provide Behavioral Health Services (BHS) for female offenders housed at Western New Mexico Correctional Facility (WNMCF), located in Grants, New Mexico and Springer Correctional Center (SCC), located in Springer, New Mexico. The Contractor will provide a minimum of 20 behavioral health providers who will address the behavioral health needs of the female inmate population. The Contractor will provide crisis intervention and a range of individual and group therapeutic interventions including but not limited to, brief counseling, and psycho-education. The Contractor shall be responsive to the assessed behavioral health risks and needs of individual female inmates including those with substance-related and addictive disorders, psychiatric, medical (acute, chronic, long-term), personality disorder, and diagnostic evaluation needs as well as those in special management/restrictive housing placements. The licensed behavioral health providers shall provide behavioral health intake screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and management for all identified diagnoses, programming, continuity of care services, and consultations with other disciplines.

The behavioral health services shall incorporate a gender responsive and trauma informed approach to treatment and programming for women dealing with psychological, emotional, medical, physical, educational, spiritual, and socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues. Comprehensive treatment and programming shall address a range of issues, including but not limited to prison adjustment, substance-related and addictive disorders and co-occurring disorders, trauma and victimization, suicidal/self-harm, violence and intimate partner violence, shame and stigma, interpersonal violence and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, healthy relationships, life skills, discharge and reintegration issues, and issues related to pregnancy, parenting, and family.

Amount: Not stated.

Eligibility: Offeror is defined as “any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.” The awarded Contractor will have demonstrated expertise and experience successfully delivering behavioral health services to female inmates. The Contractor shall provide their philosophy on trauma informed behavioral health care within in a correctional setting as well as concrete strategies to implementing a trauma informed behavioral health care system. The Contractor will present a plan for multi-disciplinary patient centered communication and decision making to be coordinated with medical, psychiatric, and security staff.

Link: http://cd.nm.gov/admin/rfp.html

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