The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to begin no later than August 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the development of a handbook for use by probation and parole officers to enhance their knowledge, communication and effectiveness in working with victims during the reentry process. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Community Services Division.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Download the Full Solicitation
Please note effective July 1, 2013 the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) was merged to the System for Award Management (SAM). The SAM registry and Frequently Asked Questions can be reached at http://www.sam.gov. Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.
Questions and Answers:
Question: Who is responsible for the layout of the handbook?
Answer: NIC is ultimately responsible for the layout and appearance of the finished product. Please see http://nicic.gov/library/020646 for further information. Any suggestions about material to be included will be considered by the NIC editor and the project manager.
Question: Should the handbook apply to both adult and juvenile offenders.
Answer: Yes. The handbook should contain information regarding both adult and juvenile offender issues relevant to working with victims.
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