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The Ohio Community Corrections Association (OCCA) offers to member community correction service providers the opportunity for advocacy and professional development, which enhances the ability to reduce repeat criminal offending.

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Columbus, OH 43215

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LAST UPDATED:  November 13, 2009

Advocacy:[ ARCHIVES ]

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Training:[ ARCHIVES ]
  • Technical Assistance (TA) Training Survey
    Dear OCCA membership:

    In line with our monthly technical assistance topics at the OCCA meetings and our trainings that focus most on theory and implementation followed by “members’ only” technical assistance trainings; the Membership, Training and Technical Assistance committee came up with several “hot button” topics that may also be open trainings.

    Please identify your agency’s technical assistance needs and/or strengths in areas of Programming, Management and Operations – then specify what you would like to share or learn more about. If there is a specific concern not identified, please let us know.

    Please send all responses to either Melinda Neal, Executive Assistant at melindaneal@occaonline.org or Lusanne Green, Executive Director at lgreen@occaonline.org. 
  • Human Services Professionals Continuing Education Trainings - Winter Quarter OSU College of Social Work 
  • Safety Training Opportunities -- Safex Training Courses 

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Meetings:[ ARCHIVES ]
  • The OCCA Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month except August 2008, please mark your calendars. 
  • OCCA was selected as a partner with the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
    The ODYS rules that create Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program Certification (5139-69-01; 5139-69-02; and 5139-69-03) cleared the JCARR process on June 2. These rules are intended to meet requirements of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and Ohio’s S.B. 10 for the state to “certify sex offender and child victim offender treatment programs” and will have an effective date of July 1, 2008. Under S.B. 10 and the Adam Walsh Act, sex offenders that complete certified sex offender treatment programs may be eligible for reconsideration of their public registry and notification obligation reduced. Providers offering juvenile sex offender treatment programs are not required to become certified; however, the youth completing the program would not qualify for any reduced registration or notification requirement in the future and courts direct referrals and funding toward certified programs. DYS, in conjunction with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, and the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies recently completed a series of regional training on the certification process and FAQ was developed. The FAQ is posted on the Ohio Council’s website under “Resources”.

    Additionally, ODYS is seeking applicants to serve on the Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Certification Advisory Board. The duties of this Board are described in 5139-69-01. The Board is comprised of eleven members, with six members appointed by the ODYS Director representing the following areas:

    > Sex abuse victims and victim’s rights organizations
    > Public children services agencies or county departments of job and family services
    > Assessment of juvenile sex offenders/child-victim offenders
    > Treatment of juvenile sex offenders/child-victim offenders
    > Supervision of juvenile sex offenders/child-victim offenders
    > Staff qualifications, backgrounds, and experiences in providing treatment services to juvenile sex offenders/child-victim offenders.” Excerpted from the Ohio Council Policy & Marketplace Update.

    Randy Allman of Talbert House will be OCCA’s representative on the ODYS council. 
  • The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission will meet on July 17, 2008
    Held at the Ohio Supreme Court. For a copy of the agenda, click on the link below or call (614) 387-9000.

    Meeting Agenda 

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Grants/Funding Opportunities:[ ARCHIVES ]
  • RWJF Community Health Leaders Program
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Creative Leadership have launched the Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders, a project designed to improve the leadership capacity of community-based nonprofits serving vulnerable populations. 06/19/2008 
  • Anti-Discrimination Grants from Herb Block Foundation
    The Herb Block Foundation will make grants of $5,000 to $25,000 for projects aimed at eliminating all forms of prejudice and discrimination. 06/19/2008 
  • OSI to Award $75 Million for Criminal Justice, Other Programs in U.S.
    Reforming criminal justice -- including reducing reliance on incarceration and harsh punishment -- is one focus area of the Open Society Institute's new Criminal Justice Fund, part of a new $75-million funding commitment. 06/19/2008 
  • Pharmacotherapy Clinical Trials Funding
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will award $3 million in grants to support pilot clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for addictive disorders. 06/19/2008 
  • Auto Donations Plummeted After IRS Rules Rewritten
    Rules barring donors from deducting the fair-market value of automobiles donated to charity led to a 67 percent decline in such donations between 2005 and 2006. 06/19/2008 
  • CADCA Sees Peril for Weed and Seed Program
    Congress is taking action on the Justice Department's Weed and Seed program, which Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) says could vanish if advocates don't weigh in during the current budget discussions. 06/12/2008 
  • Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant Solicitations
    The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant Solicitations were released today. The JAG Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Funding areas include: Violent/Serious Crime; Victims and Courts; Treatment Services; and Criminal Justice System Improvement. Please refer to the JAG Request for Proposal (RFP) for additional information.

    The VAWA Program funds projects that assist units of local government to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and services to combat crimes against women. Funding areas include: Law Enforcement and Prosecution Training; Hiring Law Enforcement and Prosecution Staff; Law Enforcement and Prosecution Policy Development; Data Collection and Communication Systems; Victim Service and Visitation Centers; Stalking; and Training for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Both JAG and VAWA projects run January to December. Please refer to each RFP for mandatory new online submission requirements. Applications are due to OCJS by July 2, 2008. 
  • Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program: Capacity Building
    The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that applications will be accepted to fund up to 48 capacity-building collaborations that will build the capacity within the Community Services Network, in support of National Community Action Goal 5 (Agencies Increase their Capacity to Achieve Results).

    View Overview >

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  • Specialized Dockets Newsletter 
  • Criminal Justice Weekly
    This week's edition highlights the 2009 National Forum on Criminal
    Justice and Public Safety; 2009 Grant Writing Seminars; training opportunities; and Grants/Funding opportuities in the 2009 calendar. 7/1/2009 

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