The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is soliciting applications from qualified and interested Respondents for providers who are able to administer the Restoring Individuals through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.) program. RISE is a 6-month diversion program for youth that provides intensive mentoring and opportunities for skill-building for justice-involved youth through a 4-month curriculum focused on civic engagement and restorative justice.
DFSS launched a pilot at the Juvenile Intervention Support Center to provide a community-based intensive mentoring and skill-building diversion program. The program utilizes a standardized curriculum to empower youth through skill building and intensive mentoring to address barriers to their success. The program is designed for justice-involved males (minimum of two arrests) between the ages of 15 and 17. In 2015, the pilot program is being expanded to provide services to youth in additional communities throughout the city of Chicago. This program will be part of a randomized control trial to evaluate the impacts of the program components on youth outcomes. This program will expand the eligible youth population for referral to include designated police districts and community-based agencies. Youth identified for participation will receive services in the communities where they live or can easily access to reduce barriers to participation. The goal of this intervention is to reduce rates of re-arrest due to involvement in incidents of violence among program participants and increase their connection to pro-social activities (academics, sports, arts, etc.) and institutions in their neighborhoods (school, community organizations, etc).
All proposals shall be submitted via the Cyber Grants system to:
Director, Juvenile Justice Programs
Department of Family and Support Services
1615 West Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
The application can be accessed at:
PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
5:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME ON December 8, 2014