The mission of the Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition is to serve as a statewide coalition to promote restorative philosophy and quality restorative services for individuals, communities, and organizations.
2/25/13 IT’S OFFICIAL!! The MRSC BOARD ANNOUNCES THAT MRSC HAS FOUND A NEW HOME!
As many of you know, the MRSC Board has contracted with staff from MAP for Nonprofits to construct, distribute and facilitate an RFP (Request for Proposal) application process for interested parties to assume mission, vision, financial and administrative functions of MRSC into the future.
MRSC released the RFP by mail and it was posted on the MRSC website. A total of three applications were received.
On Friday, February 15, 2013, members of the MRSC Board of Directors, with guidance, facilitation and recommendations from MAP for Nonprofits, reviewed and discussed all three proposals. A scoring and evaluation process, designed by MAP, was used to score and rank all applications. In this process, all proposals were initially read, reviewed, and scored by MAP and then blind proposals were read and scored by the MRSC board. Each blind application was ranked, discussed and comments were recorded in detail by MAP staff. At the end of lengthy discussion submitting organization names were revealed and a vote taken (note: Mariah Levison, a MRSC board member and an employee of the Conflict Resolution Center, recused herself from the voting), and the decision was unanimous.
Congratulations to Conflict Resolution Center (CRC). This organization has been awarded transfer and assumption of operations for MRSC in a time frame yet to be determined.
Negotiations are under way with MRSC Board representatives and staff at CRC to define next steps and to further negotiate transfer of administration and assets held by MRSC to CRC in due time.
Any questions about the process, or comments or concerns should be directed at this time to:
Judy Sharken Simon Manager, Board and Volunteer Services, MAP for Nonprofits
MRSC promotes 5 major goals to promote restorative philosophy and quality restorative services:
1. Increase communication
2. Develop the community of practice
3. Create the organizational structure to support the work
4. Increase advocacy and public education
5. Increase funding and data collection
What are Restorative Services?
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