Faith and Communities in Action: A Resource Guide for Increasing Partnership Opportunities to Prevent Crime and Violence
This is the U.S. Department of Justice’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership's latest publication for community and faith leaders working to improve public safety in communities nationwide.
The guide emphasizes the importance of building organizational capacity, developing solid partnerships and applying for and managing grants. Its intent is to provide these important organizations with the tools necessary to sustain their initiatives long term.
Most faith-based and community involvement in crime and violence prevention begins at the local level in response to local needs and concerns. As neighborhood and volunteer work expand, become known in the community, and are deemed effective, faith-based groups may decide to seek support from the philanthropic and governmental sectors. This guide is designed to give you specific examples of what faith and community partners can do and have done, ranging from the basic to the complex. It also offers information on specific steps that must be taken to compete for funding from a variety of sources.
Building Capacity Within Your Faith-based Organization
Partnerships: Joining Organizations to Prevent Crime
Effective and Efficienct Grant Acquisition and Management