What should Multnomah County include in its Justice Reinvestment RFPQ (Request for Pre-Qualification) for Victim’s Services?
You are invited
Organizations providing services to victims of crime are invited to give input on the RFPQ content and process. This event is on Thursday, April 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Multnomah County Board Room. 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Legislature will determine the amount of the state Justice Reinvestment Grant Program. Through this program, between approximately $200,000 and $500,000 will be allocated for victim’s services in Multnomah County over the next two years. This money will be awarded through the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC). To prepare for this award process, the county is developing an RFPQ.
The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, the agency which governs this process, has developed a set of rules for the use of these funds. Applicants must:
-Be a community-based agency
-Be a non-profit entity
-Provide services to victims of crime
-Meet the following criteria:
- Have demonstrated a need for the proposed services in the community to be served by the applicant, with emphasis on services that target marginalized, underserved populations.
- Provide services that address access barriers, such as but not limited to: language, literacy, disability, cultural practices, and transportation issues.
- Funding increases capacity for areas where services are difficult to access, limited, or non-existent.
- Demonstration that the awarded will be invested in trauma-informed services.
- Data collection, including but not limited to, demographic information of victims served.
In addition, Multnomah County will prioritize those applications that demonstrate:
-Ability to leverage other funding
-Ability to track program outcomes
-Quality collaboration with other public safety agencies and programs that interact with crime victims
-Ability to enhance long-term service changes to the populations identified above