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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

Crisis Management For Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

As the corona virus pandemic descended over the world, everything changed for nonprofits. Suddenly many of the smaller organizations are fighting for survival. We contacted a retired professor from the Harvard Business School who has spent a lifetime researching nonprofit management to ask for his suggestions on nonprofit crisis management.

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Topics: nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, Covid-19

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

Tidal Wave:  the Aging Baby Boomer Healthcare Crisis Revisited

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 21, 2019 4:46:09 PM

In our 2015 report, The Aging Tidal Wave, we dealt with the healthcare crisis that was about to overwhelm the long-term care industry. The aging baby-boomer population was growing rapidly while the number of caregivers was actually declining.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, healthcare, healthcare issues

A Troubling Trend: Nonprofit vs. For-Profit

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 2, 2019 7:25:00 AM

Increasingly, nonprofits face growing competition from their for-profit counterparts. These for-profit companies can often deliver services at a lower cost or offer higher financial returns to cities, thanks to their capacity and ability to raise investment capital as business entities. This leaves the non-profit social infrastructure in communities at a competitive disadvantage and requires a more thoughtful approach to determining the value of contract bids beyond simply financial criteria.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit funding, nonprofit

Tainted Donor/Tainted Donation:  A Nonprofit Dilemma

Posted by GVT Admin on May 28, 2019 12:48:30 PM

One of our nonprofit clients recently found themselves on the horns of this dilemma:

A long-term faithful donor had been indicted for bank fraud. Should the nonprofit return his most recent donation, and should they take his name off the scholarship he had been funding to educate young girls from Malawi out of the circle of poverty?

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit funding, nonprofit

The Move to Tax the Tax-Exempt

Posted by GVT Admin on May 23, 2019 9:58:49 AM

A troubling trend is beginning to emerge from the current political discussion: “Isn’t it time to look at taxing many tax-exempt organizations?”

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Topics: nonprofit funding, nonprofit

How Nonprofit Software Solutions Help Your Organization Make Better Decisions

Posted by GVT Admin on May 2, 2019 9:59:06 AM

As a nonprofit case worker or administrator, you have a lot of decisions to make every week. And unlike some other jobs, the decisions you make can have a huge impact, not only on your organization, but on the lives of the people in your care. Having the right nonprofit software solutions can make those decisions easier and gives you the information needed to make the best decisions for everyone involved.

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Topics: Nonpropfit Accounting, Nonprofit General, case worker stress relief, nonprofit software solutions, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, caseworkers, case load, case worker supervision

Thoughts on the Family First Prevention Services Act

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 3, 2019 11:44:54 AM

About a year ago, President Trump signed the Family First Prevention Service Act into law. Social workers engaged in child and family care praised the legislation as the first “prevention” measure to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. The act emphasized the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Government, grants, nonprofit funding, social services

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