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OVK Tribal Youth Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $249,886)

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 Organized Village of Kake is located in Kake, Alaska and has a Tribal population of 390. The program will 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. It intends to serve 65 juveniles between the ages of 9-17. The program will include a year round after-school program utilizing the school, community, and students to enhance the school experience as well as address alcohol and drug prevention. Prevention activities will be created, followed, and maintained to lessen delinquency in Kake's Native youth under the 1st category of 'provide alcohol & drug abuse prevention programs' to hinder incidences of negative behaviors associated with drugs and alcohol. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2009