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National Institute of Justice...Funding Updates

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Deadline Extension: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) Funding Opportunity

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce a deadline extension to apply for funding under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), substance abuse

The Shadowy World of Nursing Homes Post COVID-19

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 9, 2021 10:46:20 AM

It is undeniable that most of us prefer not to look too closely at what goes on in nursing homes across the country. In fact, unless we have a need of nursing home services for ourselves or for our elderly loved ones, we hardly notice them at all. This, of course, is a natural aversion to sickness, aging, and death. However, after COVID-19 ravaged the elderly population in nursing homes, infecting 654,000 residents and killing 132,000 elderly Americans, social workers began to take a closer look at how nursing homes are run and how we can improve the service they seek to provide.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, social workers, Covid-19, Elderly

OJJDP Announces Upcoming Webinars

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 2, 2021 10:51:22 AM

Register for upcoming juvenile justice-related webinars on funding, programs, and initiatives.

Date

Title

Registration

June 9, 2021

Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court (Prosecutors Only) 

Register

June 10, 2021

OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Justice System Reform Initiative Solicitation 

Register

June 11, 2021

OJJDP FY 2021 Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation 

Register

June 22, 2021

Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children

Register

June 24, 2021

AMBER Alert Activation Best Practices

Register

 

For secure, web-based case management tools related to juvenile justice and other juvenile justice software solutions – see a demonstration of FAMCare today!

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Juvenile Justice, FAMCare, OJJDP, OJJDP Webinars, juvenile justice solutions

Public Health Social Work

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 2, 2021 9:54:39 AM

The COVID-19 doomsday pandemic introduced an entirely new class of celebrity to the American zeitgeist, the public health official. From Anthony Fauci, the wise old sage of caution and mutual concern, to Robert Redfield, the reluctant dour villain caught between the evil genie and an army of helpless victims, to Rochelle Walensky, the newcomer fairy godmother who wished us well and told us it would all end happily, to Vivek Murthy, the good scout who counseled us not to fear the final dangerous crossing. All public health officials - all newly minted celebrities.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, social workers, what social workers do, Covid-19, Post Pandemic, public health social work

Office of Justice Programs...Funding News

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 1, 2021 8:53:56 AM

The Office of Justice Programs annouced the following Funding News on May 28, 2021. 

New Opportunities

Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 7/12/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/26/2021

Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 7/12/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/26/2021

National Center for Culturally Responsive Victim Services | OVC
Grants.gov deadline: 7/12/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/26/2021

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, grants, nonprofit, OJP, Office Of Justice, OJP Funding, OJP News

Honoring Those Who Served...Memorial Day 2021

Posted by Kim Hickman on May 31, 2021 10:48:36 AM

On Memorial Day and every day, we honor the men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. 

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Topics: Memorial Day

Police Reform...Forensic Social Work

Posted by GVT Admin on May 26, 2021 10:30:00 AM

With the popularity of CSI shows, the word "forensic" has wormed its way into our everyday conversations. No one, however, seems to know what it means. "Forensic social work", therefore, is an even deeper mystery. We decided to ask a real "forensic social worker" exactly what forensic social workers do. Here's what she told us.

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Topics: mental health, what social workers do, police reform, forensic social work, substance abuse, domestic violence

Female Veterans...A Unique Population

Posted by GVT Admin on May 19, 2021 10:30:00 AM

In 2020, 2 million women were veterans of the armed forces. Since they accounted for only 10 percent of the total veteran population, they tended to be understudied, if not ignored. The Department of Veterans Affairs predicts, however, that by 2040 women will make up more than 18% of the veteran population and will definitely garner more concern and attention.

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Topics: Veterans Issues, social workers, female veterans, programs for female veterans

FAMCare Fundamentals...Mapping Features Client Based Services

Posted by Kim Hickman on May 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this FAMCare Fundamentals we tackle a problem that many social workers and case managers face. That problem is how to quickly locate avalible services that are near their clients.  Your agency's success is tied to your ability to intergrate best practices in everyday caseworker activities.  Casework isn't simple, but it can be EASIER!  The mapping feature not only makes casework easier, it makes it FASTER and therefore more EFFICIENT!

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, social workers, Case Workers, Mapping Feature, FAMCare Fundamentals

What Covid has Brought Education

Posted by GVT Admin on May 12, 2021 10:26:26 AM

Perhaps with the exception of the travel and leisure industry, the pandemic has disrupted education more than any other area of American public life. From university boards to pre-school administrators, everyone is confused and not sure how to proceed. Parents are desperate to understand how they should continue to best educate their children.

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Topics: education, Covid-19, Pandemic, Post Pandemic

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