CASA Needs Assessment

RFP No.: RFP No. CFCC-070501-RB

The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC), a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), provides a range of services to Courts in California, including research and technical assistance for juvenile and family Courts, collaborative justice Courts, cases involving self-represented litigants, and cases involving family violence.

The CFCC is conducting a needs assessment of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in California. The purpose of this assessment is to provide information to help improve and expand the existing CASA system. The resulting information may be used to make recommendations for changes in the CASA system; changes in laws and rules of court; improvements in court operations; and improvements in court services for youth, families, the community, and other parties. The ultimate goal of this process is to improve both the administration of justice and the lives of youth and everyone affected by the dependency system. Components of the assessment currently underway are: review of studies of CASA programs already conducted, and compilation and analysis of AOC data on CASA programs statewide.

The components of the assessment that are the subject of this RFP are quantitative and qualitative indicators of CASA performance. The Needs Assessment study design calls for a statewide survey of CASA volunteers; focus groups with CASA volunteers and youth; interviews with CASA directors, parents, or other interested parties; and meetings with community partners and statewide stakeholders.

The budget allotted to this project is $50,000. The entire project is scheduled to be completed and live by January 12, 2008.

Any questions regarding RFP No. CFCC-070501-RB must be sent no later than 1:00 p.m., May 9, 2007.

Written proposals must be received by the Administrative Office of the Courts, at the address provided below, no later than 1:00 p.m., on May 30, 2007.

Proposals must be delivered to:

    Judicial Council of California
    Administrative Office of the Courts
    Attn: Nadine McFadden, CFCC-070501-RB
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94102

Further details regarding solicitation and program requirements are set forth in the Request for Proposals (RFP) No. CFCC-070501-RB below.

RFP and Attachments 1, 2 and 3


  • Attachment 4 - STD-204 Payee Data Record
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Notice of Intent to Award