Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $224,910)
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is one of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon. The Tribe's program will provide juvenile delinquency prevention services as well as alcohol and drug abuse prevention services. Services will be provided to at least 40 at risk Tribal youth age 10 through age 17 (and their families) annually. Additionally, three hundred community youth will also benefit from universal prevention activities. Services will be provided in Grand Ronde Reservation area with outreach to tribal members in the Portland and Eugene areas of Oregon. This is an interdepartmental project led by the Social Services Department and assisted by the Health & Wellness, Education, Recreation and Cultural Resources departments. The Project Advisory Team will also include the Housing Authority and the County Sheriff's Office, among others. The Tribe will impact risk factors for delinquency through juvenile prevention services that reduce, control and prevent crime and delinquency and include youth activities, anti-gang education, truancy and school drop out prevention, after school programs, and parent education and family strengthening. The Tribe will also provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention, education and screening.