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CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST SERVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION (LEAD) PROGRAM - PROS. ATTY OFFICE

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00002695859

Bid Title: CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST SERVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION (LEAD) PROGRAM - PROS. ATTY OFFICE

Agency Bid No. Title: 1362

Received Date: 07/26/2021

Close Date: 09/09/2021

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: St. Louis County, Missouri

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The St. Louis County Department of Prosecuting Attorneys Office (PAO) is seeking proposals fromsuitably qualified entities to provide Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) services for the Law EnforcementAssisted Diversion (LEAD) Program. This LEAD grant is funded through the Bureau of JusticeAssistances (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse (COSSAP) Program.The goal of the LEAD program is to redirect individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD) who commitlow-level, non-violent, drug related offenses from the criminal justice system to treatment and wraparound social services in St. Louis County. CPSs' will be the initial point of contact for a LEAD trainedofficer who encounters an individual committing a LEAD eligible offense. CPSs' will initiate referrals tothe LEAD program by engaging with potential program participants at or near the time of the lawenforcement encounter to conduct initial screenings, facilitate short-term crisis interventions, providenaloxone, and arrange for the candidate to complete a full intake assessment with a LEAD casemanager. CPSs will maintain weekly contact with the participant and LEAD case manager throughoutthe program, to assist with goal achievement as outlined in the individual intervention plans. OtherCOSSAP funded diversion programs utilize peers to help build initial trust with participants and provideauthentic empathy and validation.Peer support services are a standard in substance-use-disorder (SUD) treatment and recoveryprograms. Peers, in these settings, provide additional support based on their previous livedexperiences to help people who are in active use, or people in early recovery, continue and maintaintheir recovery journey. Strong social supports are key in helping a person achieve recovery from drugsor alcohol.1 CPS are credentialed through the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB). To become a CPS,a person must identify as a person in recovery from a substance use and/or a mental health disorder.As of 2020, over 500 peers in Missouri have been trained to become a CPS.2The required qualifications that the LEAD team is looking for in an organization and the CPS that willbe provided are as following: The organization will provide one (1) individual with lived substance use disorder experienceor lived OUD experience and has minimum two-years sobriety The individual CPS will have already completed the Certified Peer Specialist training and exam(or will complete within three months of contract execution) The individual CPS will have access to a vehicle during working hours to respond on-call tolaw enforcement officers (LEO) requests for services and enable CPSs to meet participants inthe field or at the jail to conduct the warm-hand off and initial intake screening The individual CPS will have access to a mobile phone that can receive calls forwarded froma toll-free number in the field and allow for communication with program participants, LEOs,and LEAD team staff members during working hours

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Product Codes: 95220, 96130, 95215, 95285

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: County of St. Louis

State: Missouri

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 41 South Central Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 63105

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