Lived Experience in Juvenile Proceedings, CFCC-22-131RB

Update: January 31, 2023
Notice of Intent to Award

Update: January 3, 2023


The Judicial Council of California (“Judicial Council”) is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the Judicial Council to improve the administration of justice and also adopts rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law. The Judicial Council’s Court Operations and Services Division, Center for Families, Children & the Courts (“CFCC”) supports programs in court settings that improve practice and services for children, youth, parents, families and other court users. It is responsible for administering trainings and developing policies to juvenile court stakeholders. Juvenile court stakeholders include judges, attorneys, Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers, social workers, probation officers and other juvenile court stakeholders. 

Experts with lived experience in the child welfare and juvenile justice system are vital partners in developing court trainings and policies as they are experts in the user experience. Lived experience is defined as a former or current foster youth, juvenile justice youth, and parents that are or were involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice system.

This request seeks a proposal from the experts in lived experience to provide their subject matter expertise in the development and serve as faculty in the delivery of at least four trainings for juvenile court stakeholders and at least two policy proposals within the CFCC in year 1. It is anticipated that in years 2 and 3 of the contract, contractor will provide subject matter expertise in the development and serve as faculty in the delivery of at least six trainings each year.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to and must be received no later than December 30, 2022. Electronic copy proposals must be emailed to RESPONSES DUE: January 16, 2023. The RFP Attachments are: