Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $494,220)
The Crow Indian Tribe will use grant funds to implement a tribal, juvenile drug (wellness) court which targets nonviolent, juvenile, substance abusing offenders. The four-phased program will serve 75 juveniles and 50 family members over a three-year period. Clients are expected to participate in the program for a minimum of 12 months. The drug court will provide intensive judicial supervision, treatment, mandatory drug testing, graduated sanctions, aftercare, and other rehabilitative services. The goals are as follows: enhance public safety by reducing substance abuse, provide strength-based treatment, reintegrate native tradition, increase positive family functioning, and evaluate the program's effectiveness. The court will conduct process and outcome evaluations to evaluate court operations and impact on the surrounding community, utilizing software specifically designed to meet all the required court reporting needs for process and outcome evaluations, as well as day to day operations. The program will provide collateral services such as tutoring, transportation, recreation, employability training, mental and primary health care, and educational services.
The Crow Indian Tribe will coordinate its efforts with the following agencies: Crow Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Indian Health Services, Boys and Girls Club, and Hardin High School.