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Public Notice/Request for Information & Proposals

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County has a Request for Proposals for the Jail Liaison Program.

Jail Liaison Program (Funded through December 31, 2021)

Summary and Background
The ADAMHS Board serves as the planning authority for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention services for Cuyahoga County residents, and is in the process of gathering and reviewing information regarding its Jail Liaison Program that will be funded through December 31, 2021.

The ADAMHS Board is seeking multiple providers to deliver the services of the Jail Liaison Program that has the mission to assist offenders with mental illness or dually diagnosed with a substance use disorder. These offenders have been charged with a felony and are actively involved in the criminal justice system. Criminal justice status includes booking, incarceration in the Cuyahoga County Jail and through the court processes (from pretrial to post conviction). The purpose of the program is to identify individuals who are mentally ill as soon as possible and engage them in mental health treatment and community support services. The goal is to reduce jail time and promote successful community reintegration.

The FTE shall not be required to have a productivity quota nor additional agency programming. The duties of the Mental Health Jail Liaison will be dedicated to the Mental Health Jail Liaison Program, therefore will not be working on additional agency services.

Client eligibility for program participation shall be identified in the Jail and by Court of Common Pleas Mental Health coordinators, Court Psychiatric Clinic and Community Mental Health agencies. The above entities detect offenders with a suspected primary Axis I mental health disorder and conduct the initial diagnostic assessment or screening. For the purpose of this program, an offender may be Non-SMI (for example Bi-Polar without Psychosis, Major Depression Disorder without Psychosis, etc.), if there is a clear link between the offender’s Axis I disorder and his/her criminal justice involvement. Exclusionary criteria for participation in the Jail Liaison Program include Out-of-County residence, diagnosis of a primary substance use disorder and offenders linked to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. 

The Jail Liaison Program RFP includes the Jail Liaison job description. It also includes a job description for the Jail Liaison Specialist, which is not part of the RFP but is a position at the court funded by the ADAMHS Board and the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Click here to review the entire RFP and both job descriptions.

Click here to review the Q&A related to this RFP. (Posted 1/10/19)

Submission Deadline:  4:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019.

Submit RFP Response by EMAIL ONLY to: with the Subject Line: Jail Liaison Program

Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

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