Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
The Nez Perce Tribe will utilize OJJDP funding to implement prevention and intervention strategies and services that address child abuse and neglect to better meet the needs of children and families in the community. During the one year project period, activities will include the provision of at least two trainings and parenting classes, retention of dedicated personnel to support mentoring for abused, neglected, and at-risk children, and improving service by conducting thorough investigations within 72 hours.