The Blueprint Bulletin provides concrete tools and information to support your work. Each issue features foundational information about the Blueprint for Safety model, updates on Blueprint communities, and ideas about how to identify and address inequities in case outcomes. Praxis can advise you on the adaptation and implementation of the Blueprint and/or provide assistance on using aspects of the Blueprint model in your community. Access our Blueprint Clearinghouse to learn more about Blueprint training, consulting, information, strategies, and research.
Key Resources for Writing a Blueprint Grant Application
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As you welcome in 2020, just a reminder that the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) solicitation for Improving Criminal Justice Response (ICJR, formerly Grants to Encourage Arrest) grant is now open. Blueprint communities have received funding to support Blueprint implementation through ICJR grants. If your community is interested in applying for Blueprint funding in 2020, check out the following grant writing resources:
Planning a Blueprint for Safety Proposal
A useful guide on the groundwork and information gathering needed to write a grant proposal.
Sample Blueprint Memorandum of Understanding
OVW solicitations and other funding sources often require letters of commitment or memorandums of understanding (MOU) with project partners. Consider adapting the sample Blueprint MOU for use in your proposal. See also a template for presenting on the Blueprint for Safety to secure project partnerships with criminal legal system agencies and community-based advocacy.
The Blueprint Impacts Local Response to Domestic Violence
The Blueprint for Safety has been an invaluable resource for many communities across the country that are working to improve their response to battering while enhancing their support of survivors. Hear directly from practitioners and advocates in Blueprint communities about how the implementing the Blueprint has impacted their local response to domestic violence through the following webinar recordings:
- January 10, 2019–Building and Sustaining an Effective Response to Domestic Violence Crimes: The Blueprint for Safety St. Paul Success 8 Years Later
- May 17, 2018–Improving Responses to Domestic Violence Crimes with the Blueprint for Safety (Madison Co, KY; Blue Earth County, MN; and New Orleans, LA)
- November 9, 2017–Achieve Your Vision of a Safer and More Accountable Community (St. Paul, MN)
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K032 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.