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A variety of funding initiatives and activities designed to strengthen fatherhood bonds in under-served communities are listed below, in honor of Father’s Day and in an effort to provide fathers with useful resources throughout the year.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Coordinated Assistance for States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency.
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The OJJDP announced Support for States’ Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Projects for the fiscal year 2014 Coordinated Assistance for States. Details are at http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/StateAssistance.pdf funding opportunity. OJJDP’s Coordinated Assistance for States project will provide states and communities with coordinated resources and training and technical assistance to assist in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and assessing delinquency prevention, intervention, and juvenile justice systems improvement projects.
Applications are due by July 3, 2014. Resources for the programs are available at FAQs, http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/StateAssistanceFAQs.pdf, for the funding opportunity and funding,http://www.ojjdp.gov/funding/funding.html page for more information about these solicitations and other current funding opportunities.
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This year’s Fatherhood Buzz: Celebrating Fathers will be held on June 14, 2014. Get involved and find out ways to bring the Buzz to your community by contacting the NRFC Fatherhood Buzz team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, mailto:email@example.com.
On June 11, 2014 a webcast entitled Changing the Conversation Beyond “Who Won” will feature a panel discussion on the topic: Examining New Strategies for the War on Poverty ICF International will host a live stream policy discussion that includes leading researchers, evaluators, and practitioners from key social and human service sectors examining the legacy and future of the Great Society “War on Poverty” programs. Speakers will include:
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* Dr. Harry Holzer, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
* Joseph Jones, President and CEO, Center for Urban Families, Inc.
* Dr. Yvette Lamb, Research Director, ICF International
* Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute
* Brent Orrell, Family and Economic Stability Expert, ICF International
View details and information on attending in person or via the webcast on the NRFC Events Calendar,https://www.fatherhood.gov/about-us/events/webcast-changing-conversation-beyond-who-won-panel-examining-new-strategies-war.
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Take part in a free SSRC Webinar: Paternal Incarceration and Child Wellbeing. On
June 12, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) will host Paternal Incarceration and Child Wellbeing, a Webinar featuring our current Emerging Scholar, Dr. Kristin Turney. More than 2.6 million children have an incarcerated parent, most of them for nonviolent offenses.
Dr. Turney will discuss collateral consequences of paternal incarceration, including findings from two ongoing research projects that examine the relationship between paternal incarceration and harm to children’s well-being. Dr. Turney will explain why paternal incarceration is an important dimension when exploring inequality among children. Dr. Joyce Arditti, professor of Human Development at Virginia Tech, will join
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the discussion. Find more details, including how to register, http://1.usa.gov/1jkmcAL, on the NRFC Events Calendar,http://1.usa.gov/1jkmcAL. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org,mailto:email@example.com or call 1-877-4DAD411 Tel:1-877-4323411, [1-877-432-2411,Tel:1-877-4323411]. Share your suggestions to help other dads take time to spend with their children.
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. –OnPointPress.net.