Professional and Court Services RFP 035: Drug Court Mental Health Services in Schenectady, New York
|Agency:||The New York State Contract Reporter|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Sep 29, 2017|
|Due Date:||Oct 24, 2017|
The New York State Unified Court System (UCS) Office of Court Administrations Division of Professional and Court Services is soliciting proposals for the purpose of establishing a contract to provide mental health support services for the Schenectady County Treatment Court.
UCS operates problem-solving courts, among them drug courts, which help judges and court staff respond to the needs of litigants and the community. Problem-solving courts look to the underlying issues that bring people into the court system, employ innovative approaches to address those issues, and seek to simplify the court process for litigants. A drug court involves an intervention by the court in cooperation with a team of specialists in social services, treatment, and criminal justice professionals in the local community. In return for a promise of a reduced sentence, appropriate non-violent addicted offenders are given the option of entering voluntarily into court-supervised treatment. The rules and conditions of participation are clearly stated in a contract entered into by the defendant, the defense attorney, the district attorney, and the court.
UCS has applied for funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the purpose of funding the Schenectady County treatment court to enhance mental health services by reducing wait times for mental health evaluations, improve referrals to match treatment to a participants specific needs, improve coordination of care, and improve participant outcomes in the drug court program. The project aims to improve service delivery and outcomes and reduce relapses and recidivism rates for justice involved individuals with COD.
UCS seeks proposals from a licensed mental health provider doing business within or with the capacity to do business within the Schenectady to provide mental health support services for a minimum of 60 participants per year. This includes evaluation and treatment planning services and appropriate trauma-specific treatment services to the treatment court.
The selected applicant will:
Applicants must provide appropriate supervision and oversight for any staff included on this project. The successful applicants staffing plan should include:
Treatment staff necessary to fulfill the treatment needs of the project including staff to facilitate trauma-informed services in a group setting. Staff should include a trauma specialist who holds a masters degree with a background in mental health.
The total available funding for the services is $371,888 over the term November 1, 2017-September 30, 2020.
For more information, visit http://www.nycourts.gov/admin/bids/currentsolicitations.shtmlDue Date: 10/24/2017 2:00 PM
Contract Term: November 1, 2017 - September 30, 2020
Location: Schenectady, New York
Ad Type: General
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