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Special Feature: Faith-Based Resources - Related Resources

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Corrections 
This section of the National Institute of Corrections website provides information about research and presents links to resources related to faith-based initiatives in the field of corrections.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS Web site provides topical pages that cover the following topics:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Faith- and Community-Based Organizations
This section of the OVC Web site showcases promising practices in the faith community and innovative partnerships between the faith and victim assistance organizations. This section provides links to useful information and resources tailored to the needs of faith-related victim assistance efforts.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum
The HELP for Victim Service Providers message board is a tool for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas, suggestions, and recommendations concerning promising practices, best practices, and victim issues, including Faith-Based Initiatives.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
This Web page provides information on OJJDP initiatives that pertain to faith-based and community programs. This section includes information on OJJDP-sponsored publications and programs that provide faith-based resources.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The Health & Human Services (HHS) Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) is a resource for secular and faith-based nonprofits and community organizations seeking to increase their impact in their communities, make the most of what HHS has to offer, and understand federal grant opportunities and responsibilities. 

U.S. Department of Justice Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
CFBNP leads the U.S. Department of Justice's efforts to develop new partnerships and provide relevant information to faith-based and community organizations and expand their participation in DOJ initiatives.

U.S. Department of Justice: Task Force for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
The Task Force provides assistance to faith- and community-based organizations in identifying funding opportunities within the Federal government for which they are eligible to apply. The Department of Justice administers programs to provide assistance to victims of crime, prisoners and ex-offenders, and women who suffer domestic violence, as well as initiatives to target gang violence and at-risk youth.

Training Opportunities

ARC Initiative (Accessing Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations)
The ARC Initiative is a training and technical assistance program funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and operated by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). It is focused on delivering training and technical assistance on the Federal grants process to community-based, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations to enhance their capacity to compete for Federal funding, form partnerships, and ultimately transform American communities.

Bureau of Justice Assistance: National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a major source of criminal justice training and technical assistance information and resources, offering specialized assistance on current laws and evolving trends that affect the criminal justice field. Recorded webinars relevant to the faith community available on the NTTAC site include:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
This resource was created to help victims, victim service providers, allied professionals, and other interested individuals plan, promote, and locate events of interest to the victim service community in their area. 

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training Catalog for Victim Service Providers
OVC training workshops provide comprehensive and practical skill-building sessions to victim service providers throughout the country.

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT)
SAACT teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. The 2-day curriculum focuses on intervening with individuals in a crisis rather than long-term and group counseling.

Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)
VAT Online is a basic victim advocacy web-based training program that offers victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Specific information is also provided to meet the needs of target populations.

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