RFP for West Harlem Community Reentry Project

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Posted on January 23, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office is requesting proposals to plan and implement a three-pronged community healing, reentry, and violence prevention project. This West Harlem Community Reentry Project will employ restorative justice, credible messengers, and a capacity-building incubator for local community-based organizations to promote healing among community members and between the community and law enforcement; support community members who have recently returned, or are soon to return, from incarceration; and strengthen and empower community-led anti-violence efforts. The project will also ensure that members of the community that participate in this project and are in need of outside services and/or supports are referred and connected to services and/or supports that meet their needs.

The project will focus on West Harlem, one of the four focus neighborhoods of CJII, and specifically the Manhattanville and Grant Houses and surrounding community that was impacted by a June 2014 law enforcement intervention. That intervention resulted in the arrest and prosecution of 103 individuals, which—while dramatically reducing incidents of shootings and homicides—has had a lasting and multi-faceted impact on the West Harlem community.

This project is envisioned as a local, collaborative, and community-driven project that will promote healing among community members and between the community and law enforcement; support community members who have recently returned, or are soon to return, from incarceration; and strengthen and empower community-led anti-violence efforts.

The District Attorney’s Office anticipates total funding to be up to $3 million for a single award issued through this RFP.

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Deadlines

  • The deadline to submit questions about this RFP is Friday, February 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Questions must be submitted through the CJII application portal at cuny-islg.fluidreview.com.  
  • The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Proposals must be submitted through the CJII application portal at cuny-islg.fluidreview.com.

Background

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance is the technical assistance consultant to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for CJII. ISLG manages the grantees funded under CJII and provides oversight and performance measurement throughout the lifetime of the initiative. All funds are administered through the Research Foundation of CUNY (Research Foundation).


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