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Restorative Practice Violence Prevention Site Based Services Serving Students in Grades K-12

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000540005

Bid Title: Restorative Practice Violence Prevention Site Based Services Serving Students in Grades K-12

Agency Bid No. Title: 14-16

Received Date: 04/11/2016

Close Date: 04/28/2016

Purchase Type: 182 Calendar days

Delivery Point: Santa Ana, California

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Mandatory 04/21/2016 10:30 AM, Questions Due By 04/25/2016 04:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:. Purpose By way of this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) intends to award contracts to qualified restorative practice and violence prevention/ intervention (RP/VP) partners. The purpose of this RFP is to obtain information that will enable the District to select qualified RP/VP partners to provide services that include, as appropriate, tiered restorative practice strategies such as: Facilitate and co-facilitate Community Building Circles, Restorative Conferences, Restorative Conversations, Support Circles, etc. among students, parents and staff. Plan and coordinate logistics of Circle practices, pre-conference with all parties involved in upcoming Restorative Conferencing and Support Circles. Provide follow-up with students, parents and staff to recognize incidents related to the purpose of circles. Offer coaching and technical assistance and support to staff and students in facilitation of Community Building Circles, Restorative Conferences, Restorative Conversations, Support Circles, etc. Develop presentations for school staff, students, parents and community. Assist with developing tools for best practices such as templates, videos, presentations, etc. Provide Professional Development workshops for staff and students. Interventions for at-risk adolescent students needing support, mentoring, life skills development and coaching. Support Circles is a teaching format for ongoing healing and support of students as part of assisting youth with character development. Prevention and Intervention mediation services related to gang-related bullying and cyber-specific bullying for all students K-12 designated as RP/VP schools and additional school sites requesting these services. In addition, Violence Prevention and Intervention Services may include: Weekly Violence Intervention workshops and groups for youth; Joven Noble/Xinachtli curriculum targeting the reduction and prevention of substance abuse, youth violence, community violence, and to increase the ability of youth to act in a responsible and respectful way in reference to their relationships. One-on-one intervention and group mediation related to gang conflicts and/or other concerns for campus safety at targeted transformational schools. Prevention and Intervention mediation services related to gang-related bullying and cyber-specific bullying. Intervention teams will be available towork in full consultation with school administration. Gang intervention experts, consultants, speakers, and resource specialists from partner agencies to be utilized to address the needs of youth.6 Follow-up with participants to recognize positive behavioral changes with Youth Development Opportunities, such as: special events, field trips, life skills workshops, etc. to students who successfully complete the Intervention programs. Field trips and youth development activities are offered as incentives for participation. Intervention Team who will also provide staff development workshops and other youth development services between mediation. Special incentives and/or events (i.e. pizza parties, awards etc.) to students who successfully complete programs. Lastly, partners agree to provide the following support: Work collaboratively with SAUSD on implementation strategies, Review and uphold staff policies and procedures, Ability to adapt in handling serious incidents district-wide, Assist with developing tools for best practices such as templates, videos, presentations, to improve alternatives to suspension with school teams and District office staff, Case management of students on case loads The District reserves the right to amend the scope at a later date to include additional related input or scope parameters, should the need arise due to a change in budget. 2. Definitions A. Independent Contractor: The Proposer who enters into a contract with the District to provide Restorative Practice Violence Prevention Site Based Services in Grades K- 12. B. District: The Santa Ana Unified School District. C. Proposer: The entity meeting the requirements of Section 7, Instructions to Proposers and who submits a proposal in response to this RFP. 3. Proposer Eligibility Proposers must meet the requirements of this section in order to be considered for award of a contract from this solicitation. A. Qualifications7 The Proposer should possess and be able to provide professional detailed information pertaining to the qualifications and specialized experience of the proposed staff including the quality of the firms professional personnel to be assigned to the restorative practices, violence prevention and intervention support services programs and the quality of the firms management and support personnel, their availability to provide for technical consultation; and the adequacy of the proposed staffing plan for servicing the needs of the Districts K-12 students. B.Prior Experience A Proposer must be able to provide information to the District Review Committee of an established track record for working in the restorative practice/violence prevention/intervention field in local governments and/or in education and demonstrate a record of quality work. C.Licensed to provide Services in California Proposers, at time of RFP submission and independent Contractor, throughout the term of the Contract, must be licensed/trained to provide services in California. Independent Contractor shall notify the District immediately in the event that there is any change in their license status. D.Capacity Proposer must demonstrate capacity and likelihood of their organization to accomplish the services herein for the duration of the time frame specified. 4.Scope of Work A.Background Founded in 1888, The Santa Ana Unified School District is the 6th largest school district in California, and the largest in Orange County, California. Santa Ana Unified educates approximately 54,000 students and is composed of sixty-one (61) schools: thirty-six (36) elementary schools, nine (9) intermediate schools, six (6) high schools, three (3) alternative high schools, five (5) charter schools, and one (1) special school. Approximately 60% of SAUSD students are English learners. Spanish, Vietnamese, and Khmer are the most common languages spoken at home. In the 2014-2015 school year, the SAUSD Board of Education supported the implementation of Restorative Practices in 5 pilot schools. Due to the great8 success of the implementation of supports to SAUSD youth, in the 2015-2016 school year, the School Climate Committee along with the Board of Education led the expansion of Restorative Practices within 11 secondary school sites. Currently, RP has been incorporated within the existing evidence based PBIS Framework at all schools. In addition, Violence Prevention and Interventions evidence based curriculum such as Joven Noble and Xinachtli has been integrated to provide tiered support to challenging youth behaviors. Restorative Practices provided an alternative to punitive discipline practices that were deemed ineffective in redirecting student behavior. The need for such practices was identified when reviewing expulsion, suspension and office referral data at SAUSD school sites. Restorative Practices provides support to increase school safety by building trusting and engaging relationships with youth. By creating a positive relationship with our youth, research shows that students are more engaged, attend more regularly and improve their academic achievement. Ultimately, reducing the loss of instructional time lost due to exclusionary practices. They have provided an alternative to suspension and expulsion in addition to the opportunity to provide other means of correcting a students behavior. Furthermore, tiered violence prevention and intervention strategies and curriculum, such as Joven Noble and Xinachtli provide a youth leadership development program that supports and guides youth through their "rites of passage" process while focusing on the prevention of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, relationship violence, gang violence and school failure. Agencies desiring to provide services in the area Restorative Practices and/or Violence Prevention and Intervention Providers must link and support the Santa Ana Unified School District mission and vision to prepare all students to be college and career ready and align with the Districts 3 main LCAP goals. The LCAP goals are the following: 1) All students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values necessary to become productive citizens in the 21st Century, 2) All students have equitable access to a high quality curricular and instructional program that is accessible from school and home, 3) All students and staff work in a healthy, safe and secure environment that supports learning. To support student learning, restorative practices and violence prevention and intervention providers must have a comprehensive plan that is aligned with the Districts focus on a safe and secure school environment where students feel positively connected and engaged with their school community of students and staff. Restorative Practices and/or Violence Prevention and Intervention Support for K-12 Students: Applicants for this proposal will provide Restorative9 Practices and Violence Prevention and Intervention Support for K-12 students that support student achievement and well- being. The Restorative Practices and/or Violence Prevention and Intervention Support will be connected to and will interface with students, school administration, staff, and parents. The services will be designed to ensure support of a safer environment conducive to learning and social-emotional growth. They will offer highly specialized knowledge that includes expertise, experience and ability in the provision of restorative practices and/or violence prevention-intervention. They will be individualized to address each students unique social-emotional and basic survival skills. The services will be structured to ensure a quick and thorough response to the needs of individual and groups of students and the student body as a whole. As such, the services couldinclude case management, restorative practices, Joven Noble/Xinachtli curriculum and submission of reports to Child Protective Services, as indicated. The applicants service delivery model needs to include how many schools potentially could be serviced (capacity of the agency), costs associated by level (Elementary, Intermediate, and/or High School), services provided by level (Elementary, Intermediate, and/or High School), and a supervisor responsible for all of the RP and VP services provided to school sites to co-coordinate with the Director of School Climate. Applicants can apply for solely RP or VP contracts or both with the District. Qualifications for the Restorative Practice Intervention Specialist/ViolenceC(Community) Intervention Worker include BA/MA level degree in education, social sciences, social work, human services or psychology, or appropriate training and candidates must be trained in Restorative Justice/Practices and/or Violence Prevention/Intervention, case management experience, experience with curriculum development and experience working in schools with students, staff and parents. Applicants must have experience serving high- risk youth. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and are both highly desirable. Specifically, more than 50% of the providers team must be bilingual Spanish. The providers work schedule will consist of an eight-hour day and will conform to the Districts 182-day school calendar

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Product Code: 95200

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Santa Ana Unified School District

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Jonathan Geiszler, Purchasing Purchasing Department, 1601 East Chestnut Avenue, Room 150, Santa Ana, California, 92701

Phone: 714-558-5614

Fax: 714-558-5880



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