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Close to Home Concept Paper

ACS has released a Concept Paper for Close to Home. Through the RFP, which will be released in late 2022, ACS will seek appropriately qualified contractors/organizations that are skilled and experienced in delivering residential and aftercare programs for justice involved youth, achieving DYFJ's desired outcomes to reduce recidivism, reduce or eliminate delinquent behaviors, and support reintegration in their communities.

Each selected provider will manage two components of the CTH program: residential care and aftercare. Residential care is offered in a Non-Secure Placement (NSP) or Limited Secure Placement (LSP) setting. Aftercare is required for both NSP and LSP youth. Close to Home allows young people who are adjudicated in Family Court of committing an offense to receive placement services in a program in/or close to the communities where they live. The Close to Home mission is to develop, support, and maintain permanent connections for youth and families while fostering opportunities for youth to be socially connected, feel safe, and develop prosocial skills to change behavior.

You can find the concept paper here. We look forward to reviewing your important feedback. All comments and feedback regarding this Concept Paper are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2022. Comments should be emailed to