Grant partnering strategies: New government site offers examples

The site helps to take the guess-work out of program selection and justification of selected methodologies

This new website is a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. This is a super resource for grant writers to use to see what is working.

Various topic areas are listed to show the evidence/research-based programs. Many of these programs are the only ones that will receive funding consideration in the future. The site helps to take the guesswork out of program selection and justification of selected methodologies.

For example, PCCD SAEDR funding is currently available for non-profits to apply for. I recommended that police departments partner to secure funds.

On this site, the DARE program was not proven to be effective unless it was partnered with other resources offered by the non-profits to work with at-risk youth and families. An application asking for money for DARE to merely be conducted by the police departments will score lower than those that have the follow-up piece described on this site.

About the author

Samantha Dorm is a Senior Grant Writer and Consultant with PoliceGrantsHelp. In her current role with a county on the East Coast, she coordinates countywide grant-related projects, and serves as an advisor to various boards and committees. Samantha has also worked with criminal justice agencies through the Weed & Seed Program, and was instrumental in the creation of a county-level Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Sam has provided guidance to various law enforcement and non-profit agencies throughout the United States to enable them to obtain alternative funding and she also provides instruction on statistical compilation, analysis, and program development. Passionate about law enforcement, Samantha works with state and federal legislators to acquire funding for gang prevention/suppression efforts, equipment and training funds for tactical teams, and provides technical assistance for the development and implementation of new technologies designed to enhance officer safety.

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