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Campbell court wants provider to identify opioid use disorder

Campbell County Adult Treatment Court has released a request for proposal for an organization to provide bio-psycho-social model substance abuse treatment for adult criminal offenders with a substance abuse disorder or chemical dependency. The organization's expected to be able to identify whether participants have opioid use disorder.

Campbell County Courthouse

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Adult Treatment Court announced today it’s seeking a bio-psycho-social substance abuse treatment provider for adult criminal offenders with a substance abuse disorder or chemical dependency.

Treatment Courts Program Director Chad Beeman said the request for proposal isn’t necessarily related to the county’s recent influx of monies from the opioid settlement, as this is the county’s regular, two-year provider request for proposal that’s obligatory under the county’s policies and procedures, but the request for proposals does ask the prospective provider to identify opioid use disorder in participants, in case funding specific to opioid use disorder is available.

County Grants Specialist Kristin Young said March 7 that the county has so far received nearly $300,000 through the National Opioid Settlement Fund through a class action lawsuit brought against major pharmaceutical companies.

Campbell County Office of Commissioners Public Information Officer Leslie Perkins said this is a renewal of contract, not a new program. Requests for proposals are usually pretty standard for any time government’s spending a large amount of money on a service or holding an extended contract.

Step Stone Counseling is the county’s current provider.

Proposals are due at 5 p.m. April 28. Either Campbell County Adult Treatment Court’s current provider or a new provider would start a two-year term July 1.

The request for proposals said the program should include treatment that incorporates group counseling, family programming, individual counseling, intensive case management, intensive outpatient treatment, monthly expenditure reporting, clinical assessment and Adult Treatment Court support. The program should be gender-neutral and ethnic/culturally sensitive to each client. The substance abuse provider must be CARF accredited or have plans to obtain accreditation.

Organizations that wish to apply or have questions can contact Beeman at the Campbell County Adult Treatment Courts, 500 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2500, Gillette, WY 82716 or call 307-687-6470. Alternatively, they can find the document here or below.