Reducing Revocations Challenge – Jun 24

Posted by Arnold Ventures on May 28, 2019

Reducing Revocations Challenge Issues Request for Proposals

In September 2018, Arnold Ventures announced a major initiative to transform community supervision and reduce the failures of supervision that contribute to mass incarceration. Among its efforts to that end is the launch of the Reducing Revocations Challenge (RRC), an initiative in which Action Research Teams (ARTs) in up to ten jurisdictions will receive funding for a sixteen-month period to 1) conduct in-depth research and data analysis on the drivers of probation failures; and 2) identify policy and practice solutions based on the research findings.

ARTs will consist of a research partner and local probation department or district office in a statewide system. The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) will serve as the research intermediary for RRC, overseeing the RFP process and managing ARTs as they carry out research and policy work.

Arnold Ventures and ISLG anticipate awarding up to $200,000 each to ten ARTs for a total of $2 million, with sixteen-month contracts running from October 1, 2019, to January 31, 2021. ARTs will also receive funding for travel to attend a cross-site summit in New York City.

Proposals are due by June 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. ISLG will host a Q&A webinar about the opportunity on June 3 at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Questions about this RFP may be submitted in writing to Questions to be addressed during the webinar must be submitted by May 30, 2019; any additional questions must be submitted by June 7, 2019.

Answers to all questions will be available as an addendum to this RFP by June 10, 2019. It will be the responsibility of the proposers to check the ISLG website to remain up-to-date regarding all addenda issued for the RFP. Any addenda will be listed alongside the RFP here:

Questions regarding the content of this RFP or any technical difficulties should be submitted in writing to

Deadline: June 24, 2019

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