The Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County, Maryland (hereinafter, “the Board”) through Calvert County Government’s (hereinafter “the County”) Local Management Board (hereinafter, “LMB”) or chosen representative is requesting Technical and Financial Proposals from qualified public and private companies (hereinafter, “the Contractor”) to work in collaboration with the County’s LMB to develop a Reentry Case Management program to support the development of a reentry plan for incarcerated disconnected youth and parents at the Calvert County Detention Center(hereinafter, “CCDC”). Key activities shall include assessing risks, needs and strengths of inmates, providing case management for interventions especially related to behavioral health, education, family/parenting, and employment. Additionally, the Contractor shall be required to develop and share a digital reentry resource guide and track and report inmate outcomes to the LMB…
In FY16, the LMB commissioned a needs assessment to review the Governor’s strategic goal areas, with specific focus on the impact of incarceration on children and families and disconnected youth. (See definitions below and Attachment A for link to the Governor’s Strategic Goal Area Needs Assessment.) The needs assessment findings identified key barriers and unmet needs of these populations to inform the LMB’s community planning efforts. Additionally, the assessment issued recommendations to address gaps in collecting data on these populations, coordinate care on a regional level to meet their needs, improve specialization and access to services, and increase family connections. In its review of the assessment, the LMB in partnership with its reentry partners prioritized the following actions:
1) Implement a cloud-based assessment tool to document and track case management of the CCDC’s inmates’ strengths, risks, needs, and recommended interventions.
2) Using the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Model, coordinate a reentry case management program for inmates at the CCDC, and in partnership with Parole & Probation, and other service providers. The program shall specifically work with inmates classified as disconnected youth and parents, sentenced to a one (1) year to eighteen (18) month detainment, in order to develop a case plan for their successful reentry and employment in the community.
3) Introduce a trauma-informed approach to corrections by providing Mental Health First Aid and Strengthening Families training to staff and volunteers at the CCDC and its partner agencies.
4) Improve coordination of mediation and introduce community conferencing to bring restorative justice practices to the corrections setting with a goal of improving relations between offenders and their victims, family, employers, and community supports. In May 2016, the LMB Coordinator submitted a proposal for funding to the GOC to implement these strategies, and in June was notified of funding approval for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.)
Bid is due November 21, 2016 by 2:30pm ET.