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The Minnesota Department of Corrections is releasing request for proposals in September to obtain housing services, cognitive life skills and group mentoring services for prison release violators returning to the metro area.

The High Risk Recidivism Reduction Program contracts are funded by Minnesota Legislative bill HF2749, Article 4.

Services target those returning to the seven county Metropolitan area from the Minnesota Correctional Facilities-Lino Lakes and Rush City. Contracts are for Fiscal Year 2017, with an option to extend four times for a total of five years.

Contracts are awarded through a competitive process to organizations that use evidenced-based programs and practices showing the ability to reduce recidivism. Services will focus on high-risk individuals, incarcerated more than once.

Case planning will be provided to individuals returning to Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. Services will be provided at two locations in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The RFP will be issued in September, and will be posted in the State of Minnesota SWIFT system and the State Register. Vendors will be required to register in SWIFT to participate.


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