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February 2, 2022Washington, DC, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE releases RFP for case management program geared toward young adults

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is requesting contract bids to aid the agency in establishing the Young Adult Case Management Program (YACMP) to assist young adults who pose a low flight risk, ages 18 – 19, with the immigration process and facilitate access to community services.

“The Young Adult Case Management Program will help ICE address the needs of young adults as they navigate the immigration process at a critical time in their lives,” said Tae D. Johnson, ICE Acting Director. “We remain committed to providing for the health and welfare of all noncitizens in our custody, while ensuring they have access to needed resources and support.”

The request for proposal (RFP) was posted on January 28, 2022 for interested contractors who can establish a program that provides appropriate monitoring services for participating young adults while promoting compliance with immigration obligations and release conditions. The services will be provided while these young adults await final determination of their immigration cases.

The YACMP will be managed through ICE’s Juvenile and Family Management Unit and is designed to assist young adults who age out of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody, are released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or ICE custody, or who are currently reporting to ICE's non-detained docket. This program will not include GPS or other monitoring technology.

Through a network of community and nongovernmental organizations, the YACMP will provide:

  • Legal orientation programs
  • Referrals to legal service providers
  • Communications with ICE or Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) for court dates and ICE reporting
  • Human trafficking screenings
  • Consulate communications
  • Referrals to social service providers
  • Repatriation services

ICE focuses its civil immigration enforcement priorities on the apprehension and removal of noncitizens who pose a threat to our national security, public safety and border security.