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Inspiring Colleagues

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 31, 2020 10:16:23 AM

Today, we all work in silos with our heads down and our noses to the grindstone. This self-imposed isolation adds to the burn out rate in social services. This blog hopes to offer you a refreshing break from the intensity of your service – “Think of reading this blog as a refreshing “glance around the room” looking for inspiration and encouragement from your colleagues who, like you, have dedicated their lives to the service of society’s most vulnerable.”

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 28, 2020 11:29:44 AM

The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has just announced several grants that are available.


• Opioid Affected Youth Initiative 
All applications are due by April 20, 2020.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

Incarceration America: Coming to our Senses

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 14, 2019 6:26:00 AM

The Headline

After years of writing about the mass incarceration of Americans, it gives us great pleasure to share this headline with everyone in the social services community.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Government, nonprofit, Mass incarceration in America,, social justice, Overpopulation, prison reform, Incarceration America

New Guide for Online Teen Safety Available

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 3:07:56 PM

A new resource guide is available that helps to keep our teens and youth safe.  If you'd like to grab a copy - you can get it here:  https://www.staysafe.org/teens/ 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

New Tool for Finding Youth Program Grants

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 12:59:13 PM

A resource for finding Federal grants to fund youth programs has been shared with our team.  You can find information on the http://youth.gov website.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

How the Right Social Services Software Adds Protection in Child Welfare Cases

Posted by Mandy Frary on Mar 14, 2019 7:15:00 AM

How we care for the most vulnerable among us is one of the great challenges of our time. As Mahatma Ghandi once said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” And social workers are hard-pressed to find one group in more dire need of urgent attention than children at risk of neglect or abuse.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, sexual harrassment, caseworkers, social services software, social services, social workers, human services software

Webinar To Review Grant Opportunities for Gang Suppression

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 30, 2018 1:20:10 PM

On September 7, 2018, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in conjunction with the National Gang Center, will present "OJJDP Funding Opportunities for Gang Suppression." This webinar will highlight the two OJJDP gang suppression solicitations available to prevent and reduce gang-related crime and violence. The discussion will cover eligibility, goals, objectives, deliverables, and budgetary requirements. A representative from the National Gang Center will also highlight ways in which jurisdictions can introduce and/or strengthen comprehensive approaches to develop strategic gang-reduction plans and implement coordinated gang suppression strategies.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities 2018

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 3, 2018 10:58:00 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities:

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

OJJDP Announces New Emergency Planning Funding Opportunity

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 16, 2018 9:19:37 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunity.  See the details here.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Fundraising Ideas

Criminal Justice Reconsidered... Part 2

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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In September 2017, we told the story of Agnes Gund, the banking heiress who sold a Roy Lichtenstein masterpiece for $165 million and donated the proceeds to the Art for Justice Fund she founded. The purpose was to “do something about” the mass incarceration of minor drug offenders that filled American jails with 2.3 million people and distinguished the U.S. as the jailor of more of its citizens than any other country on earth.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, criminal justice

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