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Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News

OJJDP Announces 2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

OJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice

How to Prevent Child Abuse - Guide

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 27, 2017 3:07:25 PM

Preventing child abuse can be difficult.  Often times we feel helpless against widespread abuse. The folks over at Denmon | Pearlman created a resource guide to help promote child abuse prevention. 

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Topics: Child Welfare

The Johnson Amendment

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 22, 2017 10:39:00 AM

The current administration in Washington is seeking to repeal the so-called Johnson Amendment in the cause of free speech. This is an issue of critical importance to all nonprofit organizations. While adhering to our long-standing position of not taking sides in the political debate, we would like to take this opportunity to call attention to the impending repeal of the Johnson Amendment.

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Topics: Nonprofit General

OJJDP Publishes Updates on Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiative

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In 2014, OJJDP selected Kentucky, Hawaii, and Georgia to participate in its Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiative. Since then, South Dakota and West Virginia (2015), Kansas (2016), and Utah (2017) have joined the initiative. Under the initiative’s Comprehensive Strategy to Juvenile Justice Reform, these states are working to provide diversion alternatives, community-based options, and other improvements to reduce recidivism, decrease correctional spending, and improve public safety. OJJDP awarded funding to the Crime and Justice Institute of Community Resources for Justice to provide training and technical assistance to help these states implement their juvenile justice improvements.

The following OJJDP-sponsored publications provide implementation updates for each state:

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

Women as Leaders

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

A recent cry of surprise has gone up from pundits over the recent election of so many women as mayors of our cities. In a recent NPQ article, Cyndi Suarez reported the following election results:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, leadership

Create a Plan for Thanking Your Donors

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 13, 2017 3:00:00 PM

This weeks Movie Mondays fundraising tip is in - enjoy!

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Who Will Care for The Boomers?

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare

Improve Social Worker Productivity With Workflow Tools

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Having access to the right information at the right time is at the heart of a social worker's ability to do his or her job in a timely and efficient manner. Being able to process and organize information received helps ensure that productivity increases, even as the industry as a whole is seeing more pressure.

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Topics: case management workflow, FAMCare, FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare

3 Steps to Simplifying Your Referral Process - A Referral Process Makeover

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 6, 2017 11:07:00 AM

If you’re like most agencies, the people you serve have come to you through a referral process.  Being able to track where you get your “clients” or “kids” or “students”, etc. (for this article let’s refer to them as clients) is vitally important to your business model.  Clients may be referred to you through the schools, courts, hospitals, jails, DHS, and other organizations that provide complimentary services.

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Topics: case management workflow, referral management

9 Things Your Donors Really Want

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In this week's Movie Monday's fundraising strategy video, you'll learn how one university raises money from 63% of their alumni (the national average is only 13%). 

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Where Have All The Parents Gone?

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 2, 2017 12:23:32 PM

The iconic image of the insouciant, slovenly-dressed millennial lounging on the sofa waiting for Uber Eats to deliver his dinner so he can begin an online electronic game competition is not the random product of some writer’s overactive imagination. This self-absorbed, lazy, narcissistic creature didn’t just step off a spaceship and suddenly populate the earth. These “young-uns” have parents. Where were they when this truculent creature began to emerge?  This is the question that Cathy Gulli is trying to answer.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

OJJDP - funded Bulletin Supports Diversion for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with support from OJJDP, have released "Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs." This technical assistance bulletin provides response strategies for stakeholders to divert youth with behavioral health needs away from the juvenile justice system.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Social Services Industry News

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