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VetoViolence...Violence Education Tools Online

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 11, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Preventing violence is possible.

Learn how you can help.

CDC’s VetoViolence website has interactive tools,
trainings, and resources to help you and your community
stop violence now and prevent it in the future.

Evidence shows that different types of violence often
share the same root causes. Understanding the
causes and things that can protect people and
communities can help start or strengthen your violence
prevention efforts.

VetoViolence offers free, accredited online
trainings for you and your team as well as tools
and resources.

Learn how to address violence in your
community; implement prevention programs,
policies, and practices; and tailor approaches
for different types of violence.

vetoviolence.cdc.gov

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Topics: CDC, VetoViolence,, Teen Dating Violence, Awareness, Violence Prevention, abusive relationship

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow....

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 10, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Since 1977 when Annie opened on Broadway, theatrical artists have been portraying endangered youth who have experienced both maltreatment and engaged in delinquent behavior like Oliver Twist and Little Orphan Annie.

Oliver! and Annie, two of Broadway’s most iconic musicals, star two children caught between Juvenile Justice and Child Protective Services. 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, children, Children Services

Parent Advocates...A Triumph of Empathy

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 3, 2021 11:57:09 AM

A recent article in Social Work Today highlights a true triumph of empathy. In Innovations: New Foster Care Initiative Spotlights Parent Advocates, Debra McCall describes the parents’ pain when social workers have to remove children from their families.

“It is never easy. We enter parents’ lives at the worst possible moment—when the children they love have been removed from their homes. At that point, parents are experiencing shame, anger, and confusion. They are frightened and frustrated by the “intrusion” of the child welfare system into their lives. And they fear losing their children permanently, perhaps because that’s what happened to a neighbor or a friend.” (Social Work Today, Vol. 21 No. 1 P.3)

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Topics: social workers, New York City, what social workers do, Children Services, Parent Advocates

Recidivism Reboot

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 27, 2021 12:30:00 PM

When prisoners in the United States are released, they face an environment that is challenging and actively deters them from becoming productive members of society. Within three years of release, 67.8 percent of ex-offenders are rearrested and, within five years, 76.6 percent are rearrested.

Criminals are Criminals

Recidivism rates (or rates of repeat offending) are often used as a measure of effectiveness of prison systems and post-release offender management programs.  What’s more, studies show that the general public believes - “once a criminal, always a criminal”. They see “ex-cons” as “criminals waiting to happen again.”

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Topics: criminal justice, caseworkers, prison reform, Adult Re-Entry

Juvenile Justice...A Success Story

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 21, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Case workers in Juvenile Justice have long been concerned about a subversive movement in the back halls of Congress and many state houses to erase any distinction between young offenders and adult criminals. As recently as the 1990s almost all 50 states overhauled their juvenile justice laws, allowing more youths to be tried as adults and scrapping long-time protections to help rehabilitate delinquent kids and prevent future crimes. Only ignorance of the history of juvenile justice in United States could be responsible for a now subdued but continued movement to “simplify” criminal justice by merging juveniles and adults together in the eyes of the law. May we take a moment to remind everyone how our juvenile justice system evolved to its present effective state.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, social justice, Case Workers

FAMCare Fundamentals...General Navigation

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 20, 2021 10:26:06 AM

In this video we walk you through how to navigate across the different screens and tools within the FAMCare case management platform. This tutorial showcases the ease and functionality of navigating our system.  Our goal is simple, we help you to optimize your day-to-day activities. This makes your agency more efficient so you provide superior outcomes for those you serve. 

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Topics: FAMCare, FAMCare Videos

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 18, 2021 9:09:44 AM

"Darkness Cannot Drive 

out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;

only love can do that."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Inspiring words as we remember and honor Dr. King's legacy.   

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Topics: MLK Day

OJJDP Announces New Mentoring Funding Opportunities

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 13, 2021 11:30:00 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities:

          Grants.gov deadline: February 23, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by March 9, 2021.

          Register for the February 2, 2021 solicitation-related webinar.

          View related FAQs.

          Grants.gov deadline: February 23, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by March 9, 2021.    

          View related FAQs.

NOTE: Applicants will submit the SF-424 and the SF-LLL in Grants.gov and the FULL application including attachments in JustGrants at https://justgrants.usdoj.gov/.

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Topics: grants, nonprofit funding, federal funding, OJJDP, Mentoring

A Dilemma...Should Your Child Attend School or Stay Home During COVID?

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 13, 2021 12:30:00 AM

Whether we're threatened by the second or the third spike of this persistent and deadly COVID-19 pandemic, parents are again faced with school closings and re-openings that have them confused and in doubt. Is their child better off at home being schooled on-line or attending their local brick and mortar school with their classmates and teachers?

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Topics: education, Covid-19, Pandemic, children, CDC Decision Tree

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 7, 2021 10:00:56 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities:

          Grants.gov deadline: February 22, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by March 8, 2021.

          Register for the January 19, 2021 solicitation-related webinar.

          Grants.gov deadline: February 15, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by March 1, 2021.

          Grants.gov deadline: February 15, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by March 1, 2021.

          Register for the January 22, 2021 solicitation-related webinar.

 

NOTE: Applicants will submit the SF-424 and the SF-LLL in Grants.gov and the FULL application including attachments in JustGrants at https://justgrants.usdoj.gov/.

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Topics: nonprofit funding, federal funding, OJJDP

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