Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $74,513)
The Nez Perce Tribe will enhance and solidify the continuation of a child protection division within the Tribal Social Service Department. The department will be the primary agency responsible for child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention activities. The department will promote positive child abuse and neglect awareness activities to educate the Tribal community and will provide immediate intervention through the Child Protection Intervention Worker. The Department will increase the number of Guardian Ad Litems and foster home providers on the reservation, in particular, Kinshipcare providers. The department will establish collaborative relations with the Tribal Police, the Tribal Prosecutor, the Tribal Court Judge, Guardian Ad Litems and Tribal Governing body in the delivery of child protection services.