Government Contract | Massachusetts
Hardware Secure Treatment Programs

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000470587

Bid Title: Hardware Secure Treatment Programs

Agency Bid No. Title: RFR DYS POS 2016-06

Received Date: 01/29/2016

Close Date: 03/04/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Boston, Massachusetts

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 02/02/2016 11:00 AM, Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to:GOAL ONEPROVIDE A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT THAT PROTECTS THE PUBLIC, STAFF AND RESIDENTS.SECURITY AND SAFETYThese programs should be designed to provide services to male and females classified as DYS Grid Level 4 through 6 and other offenders who have been redirected from non-secure treatment programs to a more restrictive setting. In addition, youth who have been classified with lower grid levels, but whose risk/ need factors determine that a more restrictive environment is appropriate, may also be placed for services. Security and safety for the community, youth and staff are of the highest priority.As stated in the MSPQA, the bidding agency must have policies and procedures that are consistent with the Department of Youth Services policies and procedures for all DYS programs to ensure that a safe and secure environment is maintained which protects the public, staff, and residents.GOAL TWOPROVIDE A RANGE OF PROGRAMMING TO ENGAGE YOUTH IN PRO-SOCIAL ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR BEHAVIORS, ENHANCE THEIR SKILLS, AND IMPROVE THEIR KNOWLEDGE.CLINICAL SERVICESClinical Services in the programs shall be designed to include programming which ameliorates a youths risk to reoffend and enhances the protective factors of pro-social coping and developmental skills. Risk factors are those variables associated with criminal activities including substance abuse, association with negative peers, and lack of parental involvement. Conversely, protective factors are those variables that decrease the likelihood of criminal involvement such as consistent school/work attendance, involvement in organized pro-social activities with non-delinquent peers and family support. Individual treatment planning is a central component of DYS programming to ensure that each youth receives appropriate treatment that focuses on reducing his/her individual risk factors and strengthening his/her protective factors. To realize these outcomes, the Department has endorsed the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a cognitive developmental approach developed by Marsha Linehan (1999) to increase skill development in DYS youth, to improve relationships between DYS youth and staff, and to create a pro-social learning environment within the program setting.

Product Code: 95220

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Youth Services

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Phillip W. Davis 600 Washington Street, 4th floor, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111

Phone: 617-960-3337

Fax: 617-951-2409




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