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Kaw Nation Tribal Youth Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $225,000)

The Kaw Nation will provide prevention and intervention services for Native American youth adjudicated delinquent or at-risk for delinquency. The program will service 25-50 youth per year, ages 5-17 for the prevention program, and ages 10-17 for the intervention program. The Kaw Nation TYP will provide each at-risk youth in the program with a supportive network, assisting targeted youth with safe, culturally relevant connections to school, community, and family. Youth will participate in a minimum of two hours per week of activities directed at individual needs. Group interaction, including schoolwork assistance, sports, life skills, and family involvement will supplement individual tutoring/mentoring and/or counseling services. The TYP Director will provide follow up on tribal court-ordered treatment plans with juveniles and their families. Goals of the program include reducing the risks of truancy, school dropout, drug/alcohol abuse, out-of-home placements, depression, suicidal tendencies, and personal and family issues.CA/NCF

Date Created: September 11, 2005