California JusticeCorps Program Evaluation Services, CFCC-2023-61-DM

Update: April 2, 2024
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Synopsis
Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP Title: California JusticeCorps Program Evaluation Services  
RFP Number: CFCC-2023-61-DM

 

Judicial Council of California. The Judicial Council of California, chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the council to improve the administration of justice by surveying judicial business, recommending improvements to the courts, and making recommendations annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The council also adopts rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law. The Judicial Council of California is the staff agency for the council and assists both the council and its chair in performing their duties. 

Within the Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children, and the Courts, the California JusticeCorps program helps California courts meet the needs of self-represented litigants by recruiting and training college students and recent graduates annually to assist self-represented litigants seeking services at court-based legal self-help centers. JusticeCorps members commit to a year of national service as AmeriCorps participants to provide in-depth and individualized services to self-represented litigants in a variety of civil matters, often in the litigant’s own languages. Members provide referrals, assist in forms completion, and help people navigate the entire court process.  The program operates in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego. JusticeCorps helps make it possible for families to finalize parenting plans during a divorce, for someone in fear of violence to obtain a restraining order, and for tenants to respond to an eviction notice and secure time necessary to find replacement housing. JusticeCorps measures its impact by the number of people assisted by members and by measuring litigant confidence, knowledge, and preparedness after being served by a JusticeCorps member. JusticeCorps is supported with grant funding from AmeriCorps.

CFCC seeks the services of a service provider (“Proposer”) with expertise in developing and refining performance measurement tools and designing rigorous evaluations for established programs operating with a strong evidence-based model. 

Questions should be directed to solicitations@jud.ca.gov and must be received no later than 1:00 pm, Pacific Time, April 2, 2024.  

Proposals must be received by the Judicial Council no later than 1:00 pm, Pacific Time, April 10, 2024

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the RFP No. CFCC-2023-61-DM and related documents provided below:

Request for Proposal

Attachment 1: Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (Non-IT Services)
Attachment 2: JBE Standard Terms and Conditions
Attachment 3: Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment 4: General Certifications Form
Attachment 5: Darfur Contracting Act Certification Form
Attachment 6: Bidder Declaration
Attachment 7: DVBE Declaration