RFPs/Grants

General Sessions Data Repository Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - RFQ 30227-16001

The objective of this RFQ is to acquire and implement a statewide court data repository of General Sessions’ court information that meets the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts' (AOC) requirements to collect general sessions data. This data would include detailed case information that would be used to produce statistical data, allowing the AOC to provide a variety of different reports on General Sessions’ activities. In addition, the data repository would have online access for qualified users to do inquiries and pre-defined queries.  The repository system should have proven capability in other public or private entities.

The RFQ and Attachments are linked below:

RFQ 30227-16001

Attachment J -- Pro Forma Contract

Attachment K -- Requirements Matrix

Attachment L -- Reporting Specification

Attachment M -- Output Design

Attachment N --  Project Schedule

Attachment 0 -- State of Tennessee Enterprise Architecture (This document is available upon request)

Amendment 1 - State response to written "Questions & Comments"

                               

                         

Application for Grant Funding by State Appropriation Parent Education and Mediation Fund Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018

In 2000, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 889, known as the Tennessee Parenting Plan Law which provides for funding to be distributed by the Administrative Office of the Courts “for the specific purpose of funding the parenting plan requirements pursuant to this part, through the divorcing parent education and mediation fund, which funding includes the costs of court-ordered mediation, parenting education programs and any related services to resolve family conflict in divorce, post-divorce, and other child custody matters.” T.C.A. §36-6-413.

The AOC has approximately $200,000.00 in grant funds available for fiscal year 2017 - 2018 for the development or continuation of initiatives that will provide these services.*  The application must be signed by the presiding judge of the trial court in the district OR the judge presiding over the court in which the litigants will be assisted by the initiative.  The application must be received in the AOC offices via mail/fax/email by 4:30 pm on April 13, 2017. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about May 12, 2017.

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* Grants dependent upon state funding.

 

 

 

 

Application for Grant Funding by State Appropriation Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018

The Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Tennessee (VORP) was sanctioned by the legislature in 1993.  Pursuant to this legislation, the Administrative Office of the Courts has grant funds available for fiscal year 2017-2018 for VORP programs based on the statutory criteria listed in T.C.A. §16-20-101 et seq. Centers must be organized as a not-for-profit corporation. The grants shall be for the time period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Funding awards are dependent upon the availability of state appropriated funding.

The application must be received in the AOC offices via mail/fax/email by 4:30 pm on April 13, 2017. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about May 12, 2017.

Click here for application.

* Grants dependent upon state funding.

Substance Abuse Grant

Under a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-210-C03-1), the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management, in collaboration with the American Judges Association, is pleased to provide judges access to an online course on Substance Abuse.

This course explores the nature of alcohol and other drug abuse as well as the dynamics of recovery in the court context. It is intended as a primer for judges who handle all types of case. Its goal is to encourage judges in all types of courts to share current information and work with experts in other disciplines to develop new systematic approaches to address this large and challenging court population. The course was created using "WebCT" instructional software and requires users to enroll prior to accessing course content and materials. The enrollment process requires participants to provide a full name, email address and phone number.

ICM is also asking participants to identify their court organization and position/title for course demographic purposes. Upon enrollment in the course participants are able to navigate the course at their own pace in an individualized setting in a secured environment.

To access the course, please go to the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management "Free Resources" website.

Select the Judicial Education on Substance Abuse course. You will be directed to an enrollment page where you will be required to complete the registration form and click on the submit button once completed. An email response will be returned to you within 48 hours with a user name and password. Follow the enrollment instructions to access the course.

If you are having problems accessing the registration page or the WebCT Substance Abuse course please email elearning@ncsc.dni.us.

This Educational Curriculum was prepared with the support of a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-063). Points of view expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.
 

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