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Tribal Youth Program - Graduated Sanctions

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $400,000)

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin tribal population is 8,154 and the target category is Intervention for Court Involved Youth'Graduated Sanctions. The program will serve 200 youth between the ages of 11-17. The location of the project is on the Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin in the community. The type of project is court involved youth. The Menominee Tribal Legislature (MTL), Tribal Advisory Board (TAB), Youth Service Provider Coalition (YSP), Menominee Tribal Courts (MTC) & Youth Development & Outreach (YD&O) have identified the need to improve the current Menominee Tribal Youth Program (MTYP) Intervention/Graduated Sanctions Program (I/GSP) to reduce the high rate of juvenile crime on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The MTYP I/GSP will improve competency development, community safety, and will allow for individual case management regarding Under-Age Drinking and Curfew youth violators. These youth violators will have new and enhanced opportunities for community service and knowledge on the effects alcohol has on the body during this crucial time in their development. The Tribal Resolution is attached to the application. Nine members are elected to the Menominee Tribal Legislature for a three year term by enrolled tribal members. The tribe is not subject to P.L. 280. The performance measures till be mandated by the number of program youth and /or families served; percentage of program youth who offend or re-offend including violation of a condition of probation, diversion, restitution or other adjudication; percent of program youth and/or families exhibiting desired change in targeted behaviors (substance abuse, curfew violation.); percent of program staff trained; and the percent of program youth successfully completing community service requirement of their court sanctions. All data collection and reporting will be completed by the Juvenile Court Counselor with assistance and supervision of the Restorative Justice Coordinator; oversight will be provided by the Youth Development and Outreach Director. Data collection and reporting processes are explained in detail under the Evaluation Plan section. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2008