Request for Letters of Interest/Intoxicated Driver Resource Center Program

The County of Morris has been informed that the current provider of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) will no longer be providing these services in Morris County. Therefore, it is necessary for the county to seek a new provider for these services. The targeted start date is January l, 2018.

The County of Morris is requesting Letters of Interest (RLI’s) from agencies that are interested in providing IDRC services to Morris County residents.

The IDRC was created to promote highway safety by reducing the harmful effects of driving under the influence in the State of New Jersey.

The IDRC objectives:

  • Provide information about NJ laws that relate to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Provide information about how alcohol and other drugs can affect the body, behavior and driving ability.
  • Help to understand the progression from alcohol and other drug abuse to addiction and recovery.
  • Give clients the opportunity to evaluate their use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Provide information about how alcohol and other drug abuse affects the family.
  • Help to explore healthy alternatives to high-risk behaviors and develop a personal plan to avoid future DUI-related incidents.
  • Conduct screening of clients during the 12-hour IDRC program.
  • Monitor Morris County clients in treatment as referred by the 12 hour IDRC and by the designated 48 hour IDRC.

As most of you are aware, each county is required to provide IDRC services to county residents convicted of DUI offenses. The IDRC in Morris County currently provides twelve (12) hours of alcohol and drug education and screening in accordance with the regulations of the Title 10, Chapter 162, Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP).

The program currently provides three (3) two (2) day sessions per month for a total of 46 sessions per year, to approximately 900 clients. The IDRC is client-fee supported, with clients paying $264 for the program.

Minimal program requirements:

  • Oversight of IDRC by a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).
  • Staffing capacity to provide required lectures, assessments and client monitoring, ideally facilitated by a full- time Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).
  • Staff to manage the large number of current and past client computer files as required by the State. An electronic filing system is recommended with high attention paid to confidentiality of records.
  • Additional staff for the classroom sessions to assist with lectures and screening. Per diem consultants will be considered.

Office space needed for the program:

  • Classroom space for up to 40 individuals for the required sessions.
  • Storage space for client files. Estimated that there are four, four-drawer file cabinets utilized for current clients and approximately 15 four-drawer cabinets in storage for past clients.

A priority is to locate the Morris IDRC in a central location with access to public transportation.

Letters of Interest must include:

  • Agency information, including brief agency description and qualifications related to the proposed program. The agency must meet all requirements of the New Jersey Department of Human Services Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP).
  • Staffing plan for the proposed program, including staff credentials.
  • Description of how the agency will provide the IDRC program and required curriculum.
  • Potential location.

Please submit Letters of Interest to:
Jennifer Carpinteri, Director
Morris County Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

All letters must be received by July 28, 2017. No responses will be considered after that date.

All letters will be reviewed by the Morris County Mental Health Addiction Services Advisory Board (MHASAB). The MHASAB will provide recommendations based on the RLI applications. Invitations to submit an RFP will be released on August 14, 2017. All applicants will be invited to a technical assistance session when the final RFP is released.

Should you have any questions, email [email protected] or 973-285-6863.