RFP Open for Youthprise-Ramsey County Partnership

Youthprise and Ramsey County Community Corrections are partnering to deliver innovative youth and family focused strategies that build on family and community assets to address key success indicators for youth development and public safety such as education, learning beyond the classroom, and positive family support.

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 11.53.19 AMWe know that the percentage of youth 14 and younger on probation with Ramsey County Corrections has increased from 18% in 2010 to 30% in 2013. Of these youth, 50% are formerly Human Services cases and 25% are currently involved in both systems. Out-of-home placements for Juvenile Corrections doubled between 2012 and 2013. Youth placed are younger and primarily African American. In addition, the mental health issues facing youth in the Correctional system has been well documented, with an estimated 60% of youth experiencing mental health needs. This profile has left Probation in dire need of finding appropriate responses to the population.

Request for Proposals Open

Youthprise is requesting proposals to develop a High Fidelity Wraparound program based in Ramsey County focused on youth and families in the Juvenile Corrections system. A national, evidenced based strategy, Wraparound has successfully reduced the need for out of home placement of children in Child Welfare and Corrections. Applicants should be agencies with the capacity to meet the cultural needs of families within the target population for Wraparound.

Agencies applying must demonstrate a practice that embraces family voice and choice, and facilitates connecting families to natural supports. This is a three-year investment that will initially target approximately 50 families annually.

Funding will include certification and any related travel costs. The estimated annual budget, based on a per unit rate structure to work with approximately 30 to 50 families, is $160,000 to $200,000. Flex funds to address access to after school programming and family needs not covered by county resources or medical insurance, will also be a part of available funding.

Applications are due August 3, 2015. Click here to complete the online application.

You will need to create an account to submit an application. You can also download a PDF of the application questions.

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