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Funding Tips From The OJP...Building A Better Budget

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 18, 2021 11:51:53 AM

Grant writing is not easy, but sharing helpful tips and information is.... The following funding news release from the Office of Justice has resources to use when your filling out an application in the Justice Grant System (JustGrants).  It includes multiple detailed resources for completing the Budget Detail Form plus updated (2021) resources and guides for the application process. 

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding, OJP, Office Of Justice, OJP Funding, grant writing

And The Silos Came Tumbling Down

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 16, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Government social service agencies are transitioning from being providers of services to entities that predominantly commission, facilitate, or broker services. This transition requires new skills in government – such as agility, innovation, transparency and connectedness – and new capabilities for facilitating relationships with external partners – such as flexibility, co-venturing, co-creation.

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Topics: Government, social services, government bureaucracy, Silos

FAMCare Fundamentals...Caseload Mapping Features

Posted by Kim Hickman on Jun 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Solution as defined by Websters is an action or process of solving a problem.  It doesn't specify the severity of the problem or the complexity of the solution.  We here at GVT love to find solutions for the problems our clients face... big or small, simple or complex! 

This FAMCare Fundamentals is part two of a series of videos that focuses on our Mapping Features (Click Here For Part One...Mapping Features Client Based Services). 

Our mapping system appears simple but yet it's a remarkable solution.  We know casework is never simple, but we love offering solutions to make it EASIER, FASTER and therefore more EFFICIENT

Enjoy this short overview! 

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

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.




June 9, 2021

Prosecuting Carjacking Cases in Juvenile Court (Prosecutors Only) 


June 10, 2021

OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Justice System Reform Initiative Solicitation 


June 11, 2021

OJJDP FY 2021 Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation 


June 22, 2021

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


June 24, 2021

AMBER Alert Activation Best Practices



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 deadline: 7/12/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/26/2021

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

National Center for Culturally Responsive Victim Services | OVC 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, social workers, what social workers do, police reform, forensic social work, substance abuse, domestic violence

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