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The Power of Prayer

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 3, 2021 10:45:00 AM

The history of social work is replete with religious organizations that were the early founders of social work and prayed for, with, and over clients as a matter of course. However, as secular and governmental social service agencies assumed a greater share of society’s burden of need issues of religious freedom and separation of church and state began to crop up.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Government, social workers, what social workers do

Workforce Development

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 15, 2021 10:45:00 AM

The American Worker

Since the decline of the union movement and the offshoring of most manufacturing jobs to cheaper labor markets, the American worker has had a systemic labor problem. The kinds of jobs that were so plentiful in the economy after World War II are no longer available. Small one-industry towns across the country have seen their factories close and residents move to the smokestack cities.

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Topics: Government, what social workers do, workforce development

News from NIJ Publications...Human Trafficking

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 30, 2021 11:31:20 AM

For survivors, Justice is more About healing and Preventing Future Trafficking!

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, when we to raise awareness about human trafficking, and promote and protect the rights of trafficking victims. 

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Topics: Government, Victim Services, human trafficking

Office of Justice ...Matching/Cost-Sharing Requirements

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

This week's Office of Justice grant writing tips, puts the focus on understanding the process of matching/cost-sharing requirements and how to account for them.  For additional tips about building a better budget for grant writing please see FamCare's blog, Funding Tips From the OJP...Building a Better Budget

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

Office Of Justice..Grant Writing Information

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 9, 2021 10:45:00 AM

We truly enjoy sharing with our readers not only grant funding opportunities but resources and information that might make the grant writing process seem less cumbersome. This week the OJP is highlighting their Glossary of Terms that are associated with the JustGrants system. 

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

OJP Funding News...JustGrants Training

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM

This weeks Office of Justice Programs Funding News, features helpful training infomation on the navigation of JustGrants.  Grant writing can be an overwhelming and intimidating process, this resource provides self-guided videos, reference guides, checklists, and infographics to help with the various stages of the government grant writing process.  

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

Funding Tips From The OJP...Successful Application Submission

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 25, 2021 11:48:26 AM

The following funding news release from the Office of Justice has important information to ensure your application is submitted correctly in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants).  Some of the resources included were the DOJ Application Submission Checklist, an eLearning Video and the Job Aid Reference Guide: Application Submission. 

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

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

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

Department of Justice Awards $144 Million To Improve Services for Crime Victims

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 28, 2020 12:45:00 AM

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $54 million to support the effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and improve positive outcomes for child abuse and neglect victims. This includes OJJDP's support of children's advocacy centers (CACs) to address child abuse and neglect and training and technical assistance for CACs, multidisciplinary teams, and child abuse professionals.

OJJDP also awarded funds to support Court Appointed Special Advocate programs nationwide and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to improve juvenile justice and dependency systems’ response to child abuse and neglect, as well as child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In addition, OJP awarded nearly $101 million to combat human trafficking.

View the OJP fact sheets for additional information about the awards to improve services for victims and the awards to combat human trafficking.

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding, Victim Services

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