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ITN: Diversion Services

Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast,  the Lead Agency in Circuit 19 (Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties) is seeking to contract for Diversion services that are innovative, responsive to the Lead Agency and DCF, efficient, cost effective, and will meet applicable Federal and State requirements for the provision of Diversion services. Contracted providers will provide intense diversion services to children and families in St. Lucie County who have been deemed by Child protective Investigators to be in need of Impending or Present Danger safety assessments. These services will include an in home non-court ordered process to prevent unnecessary future involvement in the child welfare system and to strengthen families while also preventing children from entering the formal dependency system by way of a dependency petition or removal episode. Contracted provider will engage in networking and collaborative agreements with community, faith-based, fraternal and professional organizations, to include a wide range of professional and voluntary services. Contracted provider will utilize a solution-focused, family centered approach and evidenced-based practices to assist families in meeting needs and goals while preventing further incidents of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
 
Proposals were due on Monday, October 28, 2013.  The anticipated "Intent to Award" notification is scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2013.  Additional terms and conditions apply - see ITN for details. The ITN and the attachments A-G are listed below, in addition to the Invitation to Make Oral Presentation.

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