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Two New Cal OES Grant Opportunities

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch is soliciting proposals for the Innovative Response to Marginalized Victims (KI) Program for 2018-19.The purpose of the KI Program is to support innovative projects that serve marginalized victims of crime. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on serving the following victim groups: low wage workers, transgender, and foster care youth. Approximately, $10M is available for the KI Program. Applicants may request up to $307,000.00. The grant sub award performance period is January 1, 2019 thru December 31, 2019. Submission Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at: http://www.caloes.ca.gov/pages/Grant-Details.aspx?itemID=213&ItemTitle=2018-19 Innovative Response to Marginalized Victims (KI) Program RFP

Additionally, the branch is soliciting proposals for the Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Specialized Units (ST) Program for 2018-19. The purpose of the ST Program is to support and enhance specialized units to provide a coordinated response to adolescent (age 11 and older) and adult victims of sexual assault, through compassionate investigative interviewing, immediate victim advocacy, training for patrol officers/first responders, and the development/updating of effective protocols and practices. Approximately $409,000 is available for the ST Program through the Violence Against Women Formula Grant fund. Applicants may apply for up to $204,500 for a 12 month grant sub award performance period, beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. The proposal package must be received or postmarked by Friday, August 3, 2018. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at:


Stepping Up Webinar: Shortening Jail Stays for People with Mental Illness

Stepping Up is hosting a second webinar in the Four Key Measures series, Shortening the Length of Stay in Jail for People with Mental Illness, on Thursday, August 2, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The webinar will provide strategies for shortening the length of stay in jail for people with mental illnesses and describe key data points to collect and analyze to track this measure of success. Part of the Stepping Up framework encourages counties to focus their efforts on impacting one or more of “Four Key Measures” for people with mental illnesses: jail bookings, jail length of stay, connections to treatment and recidivism. For additional information and to register for the webinar, please visit: http://www.naco.org/resources/programs-and-initiatives/webinars.

Webinar: Best and Promising Practices in Integrating Reentry and Employment Interventions

The National Reentry Resource Center will host a webinar, Best and Promising Practices in Integrating Reentry and Employment Interventions, on Tuesday, July 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This webinar is based on lessons learned from integrating reentry and employment interventions to help people returning home after incarceration find and keep employment. Presenters will discuss promising practices for connecting people to appropriate services based on their specific risk of reoffending and the associated needs; highlight examples of integrating evidence-based and promising practices from the corrections and workforce development fields to improve outcomes for people in the criminal justice system; demonstrate the importance of engaging leadership and direct service staff in planning a systems-wide coordinated process; and, discuss strategies for realigning resources to improve reentry and employment outcomes. For additional information and to register for the webinar, please click here.

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