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How To Partner Effectively With Faith-based Organizations : 

National Crime Prevention Council 2006 How To Partner Effectively With Faith-based Organizations

GOALS: 

GOALS Review the history of faith-based community initiatives Outline the legal guidelines for engaging faith-based organizations Survey helpful resources

DEFINITIONS: 

DEFINITIONS What is the difference between a community-based organization and a faith-based organization?

Community-based Organizations: 

Community-based Organizations Most people refer to community organizations as those whose governing structure involves members of the community. Some even use the zip codes of board members to determine if an organization is community-based.

Faith-based Organizations: 

Faith-based Organizations Religious congregations (church, mosque, synagogue, temple, etc.) Organizations, programs, or projects operated or sponsored by religious congregations Nonprofit organizations that clearly show by their mission statements, policies and/or practices that they are religiously motivated or religiously guided institutions

Faith-based Organizations continued : 

Faith-based Organizations continued Organizations that, when asked, designate themselves as faith-based or religious Collaborations of organizations led by a faith-based or religious organization or half of whose members are from one of those groups

Overview of Faith-based Community Initiatives: 

Overview of Faith-based Community Initiatives Work of faith-based organizations not new Executive orders White House Office for Faith-Based Community Initiatives (FBCI) Cabinet-level Faith-based Centers Purpose: Level the playing field

FBCI: National Overview: 

FBCI: National Overview The FBCI’s intent is to level the playing field for community organizations (secular and faith-based) to partner with the federal government. In January 2001, President George W. Bush signed executive orders requiring five agencies to set up offices to respond to this initiative. In December 2002, he added two more agencies. The agencies are Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and the Agency for International Development.

FBCI: National Overview: 

FBCI: National Overview The administration asked agencies to achieve progress in the following five areas by July 1, 2005. Barrier removal (state level) Outreach and technical assistance Metrics Pilots and demonstrations Evaluation

Looking at the Legal Guidelines: 

Looking at the Legal Guidelines

LEGAL DOS AND DON’TS QUIZ: 

LEGAL DOS AND DON’TS QUIZ

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Summary of Legal Analysis: 

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Summary of Legal Analysis Direct financial support from federal agencies to faith-based organizations is permitted for secular activity. Indirect support (vouchers, beneficiary choice) is allowed as long as there is a genuine, independent choice among religious and secular options. Faith-based organizations are permitted to retain their religious identities.

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Summary of Legal Analysis: 

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Summary of Legal Analysis Faith-based organizations are generally exempt from employment discrimination based on religion. Federal funds can pay for staff time as long as that time is not being used for religious instruction, worship, or proselytizing. The services provided must be available to everyone regardless of religion.

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Helpful Hints for FBOs: 

Legal Dos: What’s Okay? Helpful Hints for FBOs Separate religious and secular (federally funded) activities by space and/or time. Create separate bank accounts for secular activities that have federal or government funding. Anticipate how to handle potential conflicts or issues.

Legal Dos and Don’ts: Resources: 

Legal Dos and Don’ts: Resources Where to go for more help... White House guidelines The Roundtable for Religion and Social Welfare Policy The Corporation for National and Community Service Program director/state commission Your own legal counsel

Contributions of FBOs: 

Contributions of FBOs Social capital Pro-social impacts Role of faith-based organizations in addressing community health and safety problems Continuum of focus for services Members/congregation Community/program services Humanitarian/national/international

Assets of FBOs: 

Assets of FBOs Membership and youth groups Property and meeting space Presence in the community Volunteer mobilization Information dissemination mechanism Community leadership Social justice/public health/safety advocacy

Five Resiliencies Based on National Longitudinal Survey: 

Five Resiliencies Based on National Longitudinal Survey Significant Adults Altruism—Service Hope—Faith Skills—Positive alternatives Locus of Control—Voice/ownership

Ways FBOs Can Help: 

Ways FBOs Can Help Meeting space Communication/Education Can be a coalition member Sponsor alcohol-free activities for youth Volunteers Consistent messages from pulpit Parent training Accountability/expectations

Examples of FBO Partnerships: 

Examples of FBO Partnerships Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Brocton, Massachusetts Prisoner Reentry

Examples of FBO Partnerships: 

Examples of FBO Partnerships Hope Now For Youth, Fresno, California Vocational Placement for Gang-Involved Youth

Resources: 

Resources

Resources: 

Resources White House www.whitehouse.gov The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy www.religionandsocialpolicy.org The Corporation for National and Community Service www.nationalservice.org National Criminal Justice Reference Service www.ncjrs.gov

Resources: 

Resources Faith and Service Technical Education Network www.fastennetwork.org Center for Public Justice www.cpjustice.org/charitablechoice Administration for Children and Families www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccf

Resources: 

Resources List of intermediaries Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches (National Council of Churches) Federal Funds for Organizations that Help Those in Need (White House) Changing Communities through Faith in Action (NCPC) Community Service Block Grants

National Crime Prevention Council: 

National Crime Prevention Council 1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW Thirteenth Floor Washington, DC 20036 202-466-6272 www.ncpc.org www.mcgruff.org

Presenter Contact Information: 

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