Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $225,000)
The Red Lake Tribal Court's Tribal Youth Program Mental Health Initiative will hire a part time clinical psychologist to provide services to at risk or court involved youth. The program will serve between 900 and 1400 juveniles, ages 10-17, over three years. Red Lake's juvenile court system does not have adequate resources to address the more seriously affected youth. The assistance of a reservation based clinical psychologist who serves primarily juvenile cases will greatly boost the timeliness of services to juvenile referred for mental health assessments. Timely attention to these juveniles will assure their treatment, recovery and safety.