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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

OJJDP Releases Fact Sheet on Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 4, 2021 10:42:38 AM

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2018." This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts from 2005 to 2018. During that period, the number of delinquency cases involving juveniles declined 55 percent. Decreases were experienced across four offense categories: property, public order, person, and drug law violation cases. The estimates are based on data from more than 2,500 courts with jurisdiction over 87 percent of the nation's juvenile population in 2018. This fact sheet is derived from the OJJDP-sponsored report “Juvenile Court Statistics 2018” and was developed with support from the National Institute of Justice.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, OJJDP, Delinquency Cases

Goodbye 2020...Bring on 2021

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Goodbye 2020...Bring on 2021

2020 will always be remembered as the year of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Not since the mid 14th century, when the Black Plague decimated one third of Europe’s population killing 75 million people and ushering in the Dark Ages, has the human race experienced such a natural disaster.

Hello 2021

Although the annual turning of the calendar page is only an artifice, one year giving way to the next seems to instill hope in the human heart. We make New Year's resolutions. We look forward to better times. We use our goals and desires for the new year to obliterate the past year's disappointments and pain. We believe the future will be better than the past. We have hope.

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Topics: Covid-19, Pandemic, New Year, GVT

OJJDP Announces Upcoming January Webinars

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 30, 2020 9:45:05 AM

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

Date

Title

Registration

January 7, 2020

OJJDP FY 2021 Family Drug Court Program

Register

January 12, 2020

OJJDP FY2021 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Solicitation Webinar

Register

January 12 – 13, 2020

Community Response to High Risk Missing and Sex Trafficking Victims

Register

January 14, 2020

OJJDP FY 2021 Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

Register

January 20, 2020

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents

Register

January 21, 2020

OJJDP FY 2021 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Register

 

 

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Juvenile Justice, OJJDP, Victim Services, Webinars

Never Give Up...How Meals on Wheels Fights On

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 28, 2020 2:03:27 PM

Increasing Demand…

Meals On Wheels, which delivers meals to the elderly in their homes and at senior centers, has seen demand for their services explode since the pandemic started.

  • When COVID-19 hit, a staggering 89% of Meals On Wheels programs reported increased demand for meals, practically overnight.
  • 79% of Meals On Wheels programs saw their demand double.
  • Older adults who were mobile prior to the pandemic can no longer safely go to stores to buy their own food, and many do not have loved ones close by to help them through this time. Add this to the roster of seniors who were already homebound.
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Topics: Covid-19, Pandemic, quarantine, seniors, Elderly, Meals On Wheels

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