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We are starting a faith-based non-profit to reintgrate offenders into the community. In cooperation with the university and board of parole and probation to evaluate determine a course for successful reent...
Paul Lequire
07/02/2007
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Suzie
12/19/2007
arrow icon Patsy,I have heard of Celebrate Recovery. We have a branch ...
Mimi
11/21/2007
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paul lequire
11/12/2007
arrow icon Have you all heard of the program Celebrate Recovery. It is...
Patsy
11/08/2007
arrow icon FaithWorks in Redding, CA had a mentoring program that was e...
Millie Ratzloff
09/24/2007
arrow icon We are building a 17 million dollar facility to assist with ...
M. Tenneson
07/31/2007
arrow icon Congratulations! The Holistic approach used by faith-based n...
Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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Pastor Ben
07/16/2007
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06/27/2007
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I am doing research on the effects that religion has in deterring deviant and criminal behavior. I am curious to know if you experience individuals that turn to other avenues of healing, other than religio...
Candace
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/02/2007
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As part of our Crime Prevention strategy, we want to fund old and new initiatives with a strong collaborative component. We are exploring ways to engage the faith base community, either as a partner with ...
Marsetta Lee
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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G L White-Perry
06/27/2007
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Our department is developing a faith based initiative with local ministers. The program will be run out of the department. Is there a model of a similiar program we could look at abd is there a name and ...
P. Byrne
06/27/2007
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Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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As a victim/witness coordinator for many years, I have run across many occasions when it would have been very helpful to have a community/faith based partnership in place to refer victims for assistance.Of...
Mary Kay
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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We are in the process of developing a faith based initiative,through te police depart and local churches. Is there a model in place, which you would suggest we look at which has worked well? If so do you...
Pat Byrne
06/27/2007
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Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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I work for an organization called CASA. We match volunteers with children in the foster care system. We have partnered with our state child welfare group to recruit both CASA volunteers and foster famili...
Keri McDonald
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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Is there a best "method" to get the faith community to collaborate with state government?
Mercer
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/12/2007
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What is the best way to get our area faith-based leaders started in a discussion of collaborating with rape crisis and dv centers?
Meg
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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Edgar Mohorko
06/28/2007
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How do you get churches of different denominations to work together on this issue?
Theresa Mercer
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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StephanieManuel
06/27/2007
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Although the needs of the black and white churches may be inherently similar, the cultural differences may pose such difficulty that resistance is met regarding a collaborative effort. How might we go ab...
Carleen Vincent
06/27/2007
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Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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We are a Domestic Violence Task Force located in the St. of Washington. We would like the faith community to be our focus during DV Awareness month in October. We would like suggestions on how to approac...
Patty Cooper
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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I am a Forensic Interviewer in a CAC in Oklahoma City. As a trained interviewer we are supposed to be non bias in our interviews. My question is how do we remain un bais and still stay truth to our faith...
Larry McC
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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Carleen Vincent
06/27/2007
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I am an ordained Christian minister who frequently does trainings related to DV. Ministers and laypersons always ask questions related to theological underpinnings of DV/SA work and interpretation of sacre...
Gwen
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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Gwen
07/05/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/02/2007
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So glad to see you two discussing these initiatives. One component of your recent OVC-funded initiative dealt with sustaining a network of faith-based and secular providers beyond the funding period. I am ...
Dana DeHart
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/19/2007
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Are you going to include Tribal Traditions in your disscussion of Healing. Tribal Traditions are a Spiritual offering to the people who come for Healing.
Martin Martinez
06/27/2007
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Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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Are there examples or models of how churches can support and assist persons who experience harm as a result of crime or other damaging experience? What are the theological supports, and orthopraxic implic...
James Loewen
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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StephanieManuel
06/27/2007
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I am the director of Prevention Services for the Catholic Schools in our diocese. Primarily we do classroom presentations of evidence based programs. We are looking for other funding sources, as our state...
cathy g
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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For many years, we have worked to engage the faith community as a partner to support victims of child abuse and domestic violence. But 2 challenges remain which we have yet to overcome: how to maximize e...
MariannKenville
06/27/2007
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Elaine Witman
07/16/2007
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Deborah
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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We are about to start (Jan. 2008) a Faith-Based Reentry program from a prison to the Richmond, Va. community. The prison is near Richmond also. We have 15 beds alloted. We have a pre-release and post relea...
Louis Cei
06/27/2007
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Rev. T. Mercer
07/16/2007
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Louis B. Cei
06/27/2007
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StephanieManuel
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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Restorative Justice is now catching on throughout the world. Will it succeed better here if unconnected to religion, or can it avoid church-state separation criticism by being completely ecumenical?
Jack Lawrence
06/27/2007
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Jack Lawrence
07/02/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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I am really interested in ideas for getting clergy involved in learning about issues of dv and best practices for dealing with both victims and perpetrators who seek out their assistance. How can we get t...
Barbara F-T
06/27/2007
arrow icon Our Chaplain and Program manager is in the process of mentor...
StephanieManuel
06/27/2007
arrow icon We currently have a Domestic Violence Symposium scheduled fo...
Carleen Vincent
06/27/2007
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Theresa Elaine
06/27/2007
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