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Deadline: April 27, 2023

NM Children, Youth and Families Department: Juvenile Community Corrections

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract for the procurement of Juvenile Community Corrections Programs and Services. The Juvenile Community Corrections (JCC) Program is a unique approach to working with adjudicated delinquent youth. Programs utilize a team approach which includes the client, family, contracted agency, local public-school staff, the Juvenile Probation staff and other significant individuals in the client’s life to provide participants with program services based on the client’s individualized needs.

The JCC Program target population includes:

* All adjudicated youth who are on probation status who are at risk of further involvement with the Juvenile Justice System. This includes Consent Decrees regardless of level of adjudicated offense (misdemeanor, felony, and probation violations are eligible).

* Committed youth who are on supervised release status. JCC providers may initiate JCC services and planning while the client is in CYFD custody.

* Adjudicated youth on probation who are at risk of having their probation revoked.

* Post adjudicated youth released from supervision up to the age of twenty-one (21) years old.

The model for JCC that CYFD seeks to fund is an array of comprehensive approaches using competent qualified staff to provide innovative, effective, and evidenced-based services. Funding priorities include:

* The necessity for trauma responsive programming; Contractors are encouraged to identify client specific needs and identify innovative approaches to serve these clients

* Provision of service to underserved rural communities with unique needs. Contractors are encouraged to serve multiple counties by developing satellite offices to serve underserved areas of the state

* Geographic distribution of services to the target population

* Development of new, effective and outcome-based family support services for the families of youth committed to secure juvenile facilities

* Culturally competent services delivered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, or serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, so that no one be excluded from employment with or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity

* Enhanced programming for youth on supervised release status from JJS facilities

* Innovative, best practice programs which have shown positive outcomes

* Quality programming and client satisfaction with services; and

* The ability to provide the following service components: family support, education development, life skills, facility transition, job preparation, case management, community services, transportation, and innovative services.

Amount: $2,500,000 is available for multiple contracts. Funding will be for a one (1) year period, with the option to extend for an additional three (3) years for a total of four (4) years.

Eligibility: Offerors should be a public/private non-profit agency, government agency, public institution, or for-profit agency current with all licensing and reporting requirements of the State of New Mexico. They should have a working knowledge of or a background in, administration of the JCC programming and its philosophy, history, requirements, and activities, and experience in providing training or technical assistance for JCC staff, parents/legal guardians, and adjudicated youth. See the RFP for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Note: There is a pre-proposal conference on March 30 at 10:00am MST (not required, but highly encouraged). Location: CYFD Pinetree Campus 4775 Indian School Rd. Building 4 Room 143 (Gila Room), Albuquerque NM 87110.

Link: https://cyfd.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/89715

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