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U.S. Department of Justice: Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Training, Technical Assistance and Outreach Program

Deadline: February 16, 2017

The Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents (CAP) Model Policy was developed in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Policy Center, in recognition of the need to address the impact of adverse childhood experiences that increase children’s risk of negative outcomes in adulthood. It has been recognized that law enforcement organizations across the nation, when pursuing their investigative and enforcement activities, may unintentionally contribute to stresses on children, creating trauma and furthering the potential of negative outcomes for these children as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

The Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Training, Technical Assistance and Outreach Program (CAP TTA and Outreach Program) seeks to increase the national awareness of the CAP Model Policy, encourage its adoption by law enforcement agencies and provide TTA in support of efforts to develop and/or enhancing existing polices and procures surrounding investigative, pre- and post-arrest activities. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking an innovative provider to conduct proactive outreach and support agencies as they adopt the CAP Model Policy. The program’s goals and objectives must include but are not be limited to the following items:

  • Identify and capture information about the lessons learned from law enforcement agencies across the nation that have adopted or are in the process of adopting the CAP Model Policy, and relate such information to the field
  • Formation of a speaker’s bureau of law enforcement agencies, practitioners and subject matter experts who would be available to share lessons learned for the implementation of the CAP Model Policy within law enforcement agencies
  • Provide technical expertise about the CAP Model Policy and resources, as well as strategies for its implementation within law enforcement agencies
  • Facilitate meetings between law enforcement agencies, critical partner organizations, and stakeholder groups to further the successful implementation of the CAP Model Policy within jurisdictions
  • Provide content for the CAP Program page that relates lessons learned and other information of import concerning law enforcement agencies that have implemented or are in the process of implementing the CAP Model Policy

The CAP TTA and Outreach Program’s required deliverables are:

  • Utilize the existing CAP curriculum (www.theiacp.org/cap) to deliver trainings and technical assistance to law enforcement organizations and any partnering agencies, on the implementation of the CAP Model Policy. The primary method for delivering TTA should be conducted via remote/virtual outreach.
  • As appropriate, seek opportunities to enhance and/or develop new curriculum to accommodate the needs of the field.
  • Deliver at a minimum four webinars during the project period that inform law enforcement and stakeholder organizations about the CAP Model Policy and lessons learned.
  • Develop and implement a multifaceted strategy to inform law enforcement organizations across the nation about the CAP Model Policy and resources. The strategy should incorporate social media outreach among the methods for relating this information.
  • Help to maintain the CAP Program page by providing content that relates information about agencies/jurisdictions (including partnering organizations) adopting the Model Policy.
  • Identify agencies/individuals that have implement the CAP Model Policy, and which would form the basis of a speakers bureau intended to relate lessons learned
  • Deliver to BJA a final report that identifies law enforcement agencies where outreach was conducted and/or TTA was delivered.

Amount: BJA estimates it will make one cooperative agreement of no more than $300,000 for a 24-month project period of performance, to begin on or before October 1, 2017.

Eligibility: State, local, regional units of government, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations (including tribal non- and for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), Indian tribal organizations, and consortia of subject matter experts, all with demonstrated experience providing national and local level training and technical assistance in this area. For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate TTA and outreach expertise, and that propose comprehensive plans that include coordination among multiple stakeholder groups, and identify strategies intended to foster a shared commitment by government and stakeholder organizations alike.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290854

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