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Menominee Tribal Youth Program - Alternative Sanctions

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $224,994)

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will utilize Tribal Youth Program grant funds to continue a comprehensive graduated sanction plan for Menominee Youth charged in Tribal Court with Under Age Drinking and Curfew ' Ordinance Violations. The Youth Development & Outreach (YD&O) department will continue to directly supervise the Tribal Youth Program within the Tribal structure. Menominee youth currently receive court-imposed intervention services when they commit ordinance violations and the program will continue the graduated sanctions program. Youth will continue to have opportunities to gain knowledge of the developmental effects alcohol has on the body through their involvement in the program. The continued graduated sanctions plan will continue to be enforced by the court through referral to YD&O office. Tribal Youth Program staff will then fully explain the expectations of the program to the adjudicated youth including participation in an alcohol education class, community service, opportunity to participate in the Fire Starter Project for Youth (White Bison Inc.) and alcohol assessment (for repeat offenders). The program will serve at least 50 Menominee youth. It is expected that early intervention and treatment options for Menominee youth will decrease their involvement in criminal activities on the Menominee Indian Reservation.CA/NCF

Date Created: September 11, 2005