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NCJ Number: 246834 Find in a Library
Title: HALOS Strategy: Community Collaborations for Children
Series: OVC Training
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2014
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Web site from the Office for Victims of Crime provides information about the HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) strategy.
Abstract: The HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) strategy is based on a grassroots initiative developed in South Carolina to address the gaps in financial assistance provided to families caring for children in foster care. In 2002, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime recognized HALOS as a promising strategy for developing and implementing community collaborations for helping child victims living in foster care. This Web site offers information on the strategy and how it was developed and suggests strategies that local governments and organizations can use to develop and implement the model in their communities. This online toolkit discusses the HALOS model and how it works, the need for conducting a community needs assessment of at-risk children and the development of a strategic plan, the need for data collection and evaluation efforts once the model is implemented in the community, and how to sustain the HALOS strategy once is has been implemented.
Main Term(s): Foster adolescents
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community resources; Community support; Foster homes; Foster parents; Juvenile foster homes; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); OVC Resources
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