Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $300,000)
Klawock, Alaska suffers from high rates of alcohol and other drug use that are closely linked to the problem of juvenile delinquency. The community is lacking prevention services and does not yet have a comprehensive strategic plan to decrease juvenile delinquency and substance abuse. Klawock Cooperative Association (KCA) does not have experience in youth prevention programs and has chosen to contract with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Corporation (SEARHC) to help develop a youth prevention program. With the help of SEARCH, KCA seeks to increase community readiness to address alcohol and drug use and strengthen the capacity to develop an effective and culturally based prevention services program to prevent juvenile delinquency and substance abuse. The primary target population for this project is the 90 tribal youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade (5 to 17 years old) who live in the rural village of Klawock on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. The project will also serve Klawock's 60 non-tribal youth. An evaluation for the proposed project is provided and will be further developed to support on-going program improvement, coalition development, and replication of successful activities. CA/NCF
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