Representation in Juvenile Dependency Court Proceedings, Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus

The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) has implemented the Dependency Representation Administration Funding and Training (DRAFT) pilot program to further the Judicial Council's goal of improving the quality of court-appointed counsel in juvenile dependency proceedings and maximizing the resources available for those services.

The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus (Court) and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) seek to identify and retain qualified service providers to provide high quality, cost-effective representation for children, and parents, guardians and de facto parents (parents) in juvenile dependency proceedings in the Court. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is the means for prospective service providers to submit their qualifications to the AOC and request selection as a service provider.

A pre-proposal bidder's conference will be held at 12:00 p.m. on December 7, 2004.

Consultants are asked to submit proposals by 1 p.m. on January 7, 2005.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Leah Wilson, Project Manager, Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7977, E-mail: