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OJJDP Announcement for 2021 funding opportunities...

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 7, 2020 12:13:58 PM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities:

          Grants.gov deadline: January 19, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by February 1, 2021.

          View related FAQs.

          Grants.gov deadline: January 19, 2021.

          JustGrants applications are due by February 1, 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: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

OJJDP Awards More Than $221 Million To Support Juvenile Justice

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 30, 2020 11:17:31 AM

On November 24, 2020, OJJDP announced awards of more than $221 million to support juvenile justice. OJJDP awarded more than 225 grants to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and public and private organizations. The awards will enhance state and local juvenile justice systems; provide gang prevention and intervention services; support mentoring and reentry services for youth and families; and help states comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Grant funding will also support programs for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Government, grants, nonprofit funding

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

Department of Justice Awards More Than $341 Million To Combat Addiction

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $341 million to combat addiction nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $19 million to support its Family Drug Court Program and more than $5 million to support its Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program. OJJDP also awarded $14 million under its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative to address opioid and other substance abuse. In addition, OJJDP awarded nearly $9 million to fund OJJDP’s Opioid Affected Youth Initiative to support opioid-focused prevention and intervention programs. Another $1 million will fund training to serve families impacted by opioids under OJJDP’s Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel program.

For additional information about these awards, see the OJP fact sheet.

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Topics: Government, grants, nonprofit funding

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, social justice, Adult Re-Entry

Social Workers Name Student Debt #1 Social Malady

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 14, 2019 7:23:00 AM

We recently conducted an informal poll of the social workers we deal with every day and asked them what they thought was the #1 social malady threatening the country today. Their answer might surprise you; more than the opioid epidemic; more than veterans affairs; more than homelessness; more than woman’s rights; more than economic imbalance; more than education issues; more than civil rights; more than the environment; the problem that was cited more than any other was – STUDENT DEBT!

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Topics: Government, education, social workers, social justice

How Sharing Info Between Government Agencies Creates Better Outcomes

Posted by Dave Becker on Oct 7, 2019 7:45:00 AM

 

Government agencies in general tend to stay in their own siloes and be reluctant to share information. Some of it is agency caseworkers being too busy. Some of it is concerns about being HIPAA compliant. And some of it is a healthy paranoia about data security. The right government software solutions can alleviate much of those concerns.

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Topics: Government, FAMCare, HIPAA Compliant, collaboration, government software solutions, FAMCare Team Blog's

Shout Out to Community Development Corporations

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 2, 2019 9:25:22 PM

Where have all the CDCs gone? For decades, Community Development Corporations tackled some of America’s most challenging problems: neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, community economic development, workforce development and job creation, financial empowerment and food access.

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Topics: Government, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, social workers, social justice

Balance of Power: the Economics of Social Justice

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 9, 2019 8:21:00 AM

Henry Ford, not the US Labor Bureau, instituted the first major increase in the minimum wage. In January 1914, Henry started paying his auto workers a remarkable $5 a day. Doubling the average wage helped ensure a stable workforce and likely boosted sales since the workers could now afford to buy the cars they were making. It laid the foundation for an economy driven by consumer demand. 

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Topics: Government, social workers, social justice

Mass Incarceration in America

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 28, 2019 7:27:57 PM

How did the United States, with 5% of the global population but 25% of its prisoners, become home to the largest prison system in the history of the world? Some say it’s an accomplishment. The U.S. is a law and order country and our criminal justice system is the envy of the world. Others feel quite differently and suggest that the “war on drugs” led to the mass incarceration of two generations of the urban poor.

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Topics: Government, criminal justice, social justice, Adult Re-Entry

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