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Request for Proposal
Indiana Department of Child Services
The Department of Child Services (DCS), in accordance with its State Plan requires multiples child welfare services in all 18 Regions and 92 Local Offices. It is the intent of DCS to solicit responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
DCS is soliciting proposals for the following Programs, please review the definition of the program. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click on the link within the program description and you will be taken to the Request for Proposal for that specific service.
The following programs are soliciting proposals:
Community Based Services: Proposals Due 11/1/2013
Community Based Services, formerly referred to as IV-B Services, are programs which promote the well-being of children and families and are designed to strengthen and stabilize families (including adoptive, foster and extended families). They are also designed to help families at risk or in crisis including services to assist families in preventing disruption and the unnecessary removal of children from their home. They help to maintain the safety of children in their own homes, support families preparing to reunify or adopt, and assist families in obtaining other services to meet multiple needs. Community Based Services are identified by the following categories: Adoption, Resource Parent Services, Family Centered Services, Other Services, Addiction Services, and Probation Services.
Regional Request for Proposals are currently being accepted for Regions: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18. These Regions are asking for proposals for specific 2011-2015 Service Standards. You will need to open each Regional Request for Proposal to determine which Service Standard(s) they are seeking providers for. The timeline is addressed in each RFP.
Questions must be submitted by 3pm on September 10, 2013. Email questions to email@example.com
To access the application for the Request for Proposal, click this link: www.in.gov/dcs/3159.htm
Child Advocacy Centers: Proposals Due 11/1/2013
Advocacy Centers are neutral, safe and child appropriate locations where multidisciplinary teams investigate disclosures of child sexual or severe physical
abuse. These multidisciplinary teams are made up of law enforcement officers, child protective service personnel, medical and mental health, victim assistance, prosecutors, and advocates. Children who have disclosed abuse are interviewed by a forensic interviewer at such centers. The multidisciplinary approach to child abuse assessments is designed with the intention of reducing the secondary trauma associated with the disclosure and subsequent investigation of abuse.
Child Advocacy Center Proposals are currently being accepted for Regions: 5, 6, and 11.
Questions must be submitted by 3pm on September 23, 2013. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the application for the Request for Proposal, click this link: www.in.gov/dcs/3338.htm