Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $349,937)
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 Chippewa Cree Tribe (CCT) will implement the Rocky Boy's Truancy Intervention Project which is a court intervention project to reduce the rate of truancy on the Reservation. In cooperation with local schools, the project will provide early court intervention for truancy, serve as a diversion to court proceedings, require accountability for parents, as well as provide case management, parenting skills programming, and compliance oversight. The project will serve at least 60 youth ages 6-17 per year for a total of at least 180 youth. At a minimum the following performance measures will be addressed: number of program youth and/or families served; number of service hours completed by youth/families; percentage of program youth who offend or re-offend; and percentage of program youth and/or families who exhibit change in targeted behaviors (i.e. substance use, anti-social behavior, truancy, gang involvement, etc). CA/NCF