BBHC is seeking to procure a Forensic Multidisciplinary Team (FMT) in Broward County. Forensic Multidisciplinary Teams provide a 24 hour a day, seven days per week, comprehensive approach to divert individuals from involvement in the criminal justice system as well as from commitment to Forensic State Mental Health Treatment Facilities (SMHTFs) and other residential forensic programs by providing community-based services and supports. The FMTs will serve individuals in the pre- and post-adjudicatory phases. Many of these individuals are charged with “lesser” felony offenses and do not have a significant history of violent offenses.
The FMT program is adapted from the Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) model. Each team must have the capacity to serve a total of 45 individuals at any given time. The FMT model is comprised of a self-contained support team responsible for directly providing or coordinating the majority of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services according to the range of services specified in Section B.2. Services shall be individualized, comply with each individual’s court orders, and be provided primarily in out-of-office settings.
The FMT model is recovery-oriented, promotes empowerment, and encourages personal responsibility. Guiding principles include participant choice, cultural competence, person-centered planning, stakeholder inclusion, and meaningful input by the individual into their treatment. The FMTs shall promote the safety of the individuals and the community at large while providing oversight and structure to individuals who need community-based services and supports. The FMT shall base services on the principles of Trauma Informed Care using evidenced based interventions and practices including but not limited to Moral Reconation Therapy® (MRT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).