Diversion Request For Proposal Opportunity


To support the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) efforts in the area of mental health diversion, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)/California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) has released RFP #SD20-00020, inviting proposals from qualified contractors to establish recommendations to enhance, expand and/or sustain local (county) capacity for mental health diversion policies that support the adoption of best practices statewide. The contractor will be expected to identify program and fiscal strategies that mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency, and will be expected to engage in a variety of technical assistance activities to advance efforts to build or improve local-level systems and capacity to effectively implement mental health diversion. 

Collectively, this insight/information captured by the contractor will culminate into a final report to CCJBH that reflects recommendations on which mental health diversion policies and practices should continue, and why, as well as what changes must be made, and how, in order to maximize the chances for mental health diversion to be successful in California.

To learn more, including how to apply, please click here.