Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
Part of the Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, a joint initiative of DOJ and the U.S. Department of the Interior to improve law enforcement and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice in Indian country, OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program (TYP) supports and enhances tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended and the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.
The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is identified as the 'Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada' in the Federal Register and has a Tribal Population (enrollment) of 1,002 individuals based on 2005 BIA Labor Force Report ' Column A (though there is a service population of 1,692). The project intends to provide prevention services to impact risk factors for delinquency, including risk factor identification, anti-gang education, youth gun violence reduction programs, truancy prevention programs, school dropout prevention programs, afterschool programs, and parenting education programs. The project will serve 324 Tribal youth from 7 to 17 years of age. The program will include an afterschool recreation program on Fallon Tribe's Stillwater Reservation in Fallon Colony, Nevada. The year-round prevention program will be geared towards risk factor prevention/education (gang, substance abuse, delinquency, etc.) using recreational, cultural, education, and awareness activities. This program will support these services that are designed to address local youth risk factors, including substance abuse, delinquency, drop-out, gang involvement, and truancy. This project will maintain a comprehensive program that supports the positive development of the tribal youth. A Tribal Council resolution was approved on May 26, 2009. The Fallon Business Council, the governing body of the Tribe, is a 7-member body (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and three (3) Council members) elected on four-year staggered terms. CA/NCF