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Santa Fe County: Counseling Services for Teen Court

Deadline: October 26, 2018

Santa Fe County operates a Teen Court for first time offenders with alternative sentencing that is run for teens by teens and has been serving teens and families in the community since 1994. Teen court offers early intervention and restorative justice program for juveniles (12-17), giving the offender a second chance while holding them accountable for their actions. The Teen Court program serves as a community-based intervention/diversion program designed to provide an alternative response for the juvenile justice system.

Counseling sessions are of paramount importance to the intervention/diversion program. These sessions are specific for individual therapy that is referred by Teen Court staff after a thorough assessment has been completed and concerns such as suicidal ideation, trauma, or family conflict have been observed and individual counseling is deemed appropriate.

Santa Fe County will award a contractor to:

  • Provide culturally sensitive, individual, and/or family counseling sessions for Teen Court of Santa Fe County referred clients. Schedule and meet with Teen Court staff, DWI program staff, and/or other social service providers to coordinate and provide counseling services to Teen Court.
  • Perform and complete services to the satisfaction of the County.
  • Provide and charge only for those services requested in writing by the County. All services must be pre-approved in writing by both parties.
  • Provide reports pertinent to the services provided and that do not violate the confidentiality of the person or persons, to the Teen Court.
  • Incorporate a structured approach in providing treatment services.
  • Maintain records and reports for all clients must be maintained in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPAA, Title II).

Amount: Contract award(s) will be made.

Eligibility: An Offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal. Offerors must be in good standing with the State of New Mexico and be licensed with the New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Board to provide substance abuse and mental health counseling. Awarded contractors must maintain a valid New Mexico license and certificate as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). The Contractor shall submit evidence of insurance.

Link: https://www.santafecountynm.gov/asd/current_bid_solicitations

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