October 14, 2015

County goes out to bid for counseling of sex offenders

10-14-15 Arizona:

KINGMAN — Mohave County is going out for bids for treatment services for adult sex offenders.

The county’s probation department is looking for a firm to provide sex offender treatment services for adults on probation for sex offenses. The services include individual, group and family counseling, motivation enhancement and relapse prevention.

Treatment programs are from 18 to 24 months with twice a month sessions for sex offenders. The firm would assess an offender’s needs, provide individual or group counseling and assessment of re-offense risks

The service areas would include offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City and the Arizona Strip area.

The average sex offender caseload for Bullhead City, which includes Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Golden Shores and Oatman, is 50 to 60 offenders.

The average sex offender caseload for Kingman, which includes Wikieup, Meadview, Dolan Springs, Peach Springs and Golden Valley, is 75 to 85 offenders. Lake Havasu City averages about 20 to 30 offenders while the Arizona Strip averages about 15 to 25 offenders.

Treatment service providers have until Nov. 12 to submit bids to the county’s procurement department. A conference will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 in the Ocotillo Room at the county administration building, 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman. ..Source.. by JIM SECKLER

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