Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $224,997)
The Walker River Paiute Tribe (WRPT) is a federally recognized tribe that will provide prevention services to impact risk factors for delinquency and provide interventions for court-involved tribal youth. Juveniles ages six through seventeen will be served by these programs, a total of 185 youth have been identified in this age group. The prevention services program will be headquartered at the Tribal Education Department with some services taking place at two area high schools located off the reservation. The court-involved youth intervention program will be based out of the Tribal Court and Police Department.
The Prevention Services Program is a school-based dropout prevention program that will address students' academic needs. The Education Liaison will monitor students' academic status and attendance and collaborate with students, parents and school counselors to develop plans to reach educational success. Student plans may include after school tutoring and a commitment of school attendance. If a student does not maintain attendance at school, the Education Liaison may refer the youth to the Tribal Juvenile Probation Department for extended services and monitoring.
The Intervention Program is court-based providing probation services to youth status and criminal offenders. The Probation Officer will monitor all juveniles court ordered to follow the standard probation agreement.