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Grants to a New York City Individual Consultant to Advise on Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare

Consultant to Work with Deputy Commissioner of Youth and Family Justice Division

New York City, Administration of Children's Services (ACS)


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #148095

Grant Description

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Grant to a New York City qualified consultant with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience to work in areas related to juvenile justice and child welfare system improvement. Applicants must submit any questions or concerns in writing by October 3 to receive a response prior to the application deadline.

The consultant will work closely with the Deputy Commissioner of Youth and Family Justice Division on projects that include, but are not limited to, improving of the “Close to Home” family initiative alternative detention facility, detention facilities operations and aftercare services.

The scope of work shall include but is not limited to the following:
-Convene and facilitate panels of content experts from within ACS to inform policy development and improvement of the “Close to home” initiative and alternatives.
-Draft operational policies in key program and practice areas
-Draft and edit portions of the Limited Secure Plan for Close to Home
-Serve as a content expert in staff trainings on case planning, release planning, aftercare, conditions of confinement in detention and Limited Secure facilities
-Support Leadership in designing and implementing case management system based on the single case manager model
-Convene case planning review sessions with ACS staff on hard-to-place youth
-Support ACS Leadership in planning for and implementing anticipated ‘raise-the-age’ legislation
-Develop instructive introductory overview materials of DYFJ to support orientation of new employees
-Plan and help implement Bail Fund program of ACS youth in custody at Rikers Island
-Support ACS administration in collaboration with other NYC Agencies such as DOC and other City agencies in planning for youth currently on Rikers Island

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If working on site, the Vendor MUST have general liability insurance for no less than $1,000,000.00 naming ACS as insured.

Additional Geographic Information:

New York City

Pre-Application Information:

Questions and/or concerns regarding any significant nature of the solicitation must be submitted in writing by fax or email by 10/3/2014 at 3:00 PM. If needed an addendum addressing and clarifying all concerns of significant matter will be forwarded to all vendors on or by end of day on 10/6/2014.

Return completed application to:

Administration for Children's Services
150 William Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10038
ATTN: Gene Sudit

Additional Funding Information:

Term of Contract:

Services should be completed within 6 months of the award date.

Contact Information:

Gene Sudit
Administration for Children's Services
Gene.Sudit@acs.nyc.gov

ACS
150 William Street, Room 14Q4
New York, NY 10038

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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