HARRIS COUNTY– (April 12, 2021) – The Justice Administration Department (JAD), Redefining Youth Justice Coalition, and Harris County Juvenile Probation Department invite community members to engage in free Coach Up sessions. The Coach Ups are meant to assist interested community members in navigating the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. These sessions will prepare community members and organizations to apply as a vendor for various opportunities, such as the future procurement for an intermediary to lead the Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund. The Coach Ups will be held virtually on April 15th at 6 PM and April 20th at 3 PM. To attend the April 15th Coach Up, please utilize this Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149790977847E).
The Coach Ups will allow organizations to discuss the general RFP process at length through a mock demonstration. The goal is to provide organizations that attend the Coach Up greater clarity and insight into the JAD’s approach to funding solicitation services.
Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund: The first of its kind in Texas, this fund will re-envision public safety for youth in Harris County by investing in community programs that prevent youth involvement in crime and prevent youth incarceration. The Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund aims to address racial disparities in juvenile detention and is part of a bold new approach to justice that begins with investing in communities most impacted by incarceration.