Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
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 purpose of the project is to support the creation, development and implementation of a fully-functioning and staffed Juvenile Probation Department on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in Montana. The Chippewa Cree Tribal (CCT) enrollment is 5,656. The project will serve youth ages 9-17. The project will serve at least 80 juveniles per year, for a total of at least 240 juveniles. The CCT Juvenile Probation Project will work to reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and recidivism on our Reservation, by holding juvenile offenders accountable for crimes while providing support services in a culturally appropriate and specific manner. CCT's project will provide probation services for court-involved youth as an alternative to juvenile detention. We will provide case management, referral to individualized rehabilitative services, evidence based programming, and compliance oversight. CCT objectives are as follows: 1) Start up department including policies and procedures, seeking additional funding and creating operational plans; 2) Hire Supervisory Juvenile Probation Officer and Juvenile Probation Officer to provide juvenile probation services;and 3) Train tribal court and law enforcement staff in the use and implementation of the Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI).
Project staff and evaluators will gather data as required under OJJDP Performance Measures and report monthly, quarterly and semi-annually to OJJDP to gauge progress toward approved goals and objectives. NCA/NCF