MARTINEZ -- Contra Costa County is seeking partnerships to provide services for people who have been in jail or prison, as part of the state's Public Safety Realignment program, popularly known as "Reentry."

The county will issue three requests for qualifications Tuesday to manage and deliver services through a re-entry network in Central and East County and a "one-stop" re-entry resource center in West County.

The requests are aimed at experienced individuals as well as private nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, public agencies and nonprofit education institutions that offer effective, evidenced-based programs to serve the needs of the formerly incarcerated, according to a news release from the county Administrator's Office.

There will be $800,000 in funding for the East and Central County network and $800,000 for the West County Center, spread over two fiscal years, Senior Deputy County Administrator Lara DeLaney said late Monday.

There will be a telephone conference for people interested in providing services for the West County Reentry Resource Center at 1 p.m. Thursday at 888-278-0254, 675509#.

For people interested in providing services in East and Central County or in managing the East and Central County network of services, there will be a conference from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the county Probation Department, 50 Douglas Drive, Martinez.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. April 18.


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The requests for qualifications and additional information are available on the county website at www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/2366/Services-Programs or by calling 925-335-1097.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760. Follow him at Twitter.com/tomlochner.