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Tribal Reentry Green Training and Technical Assistance Center

Award Information

Award #
2009-TY-FX-K055
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$1,799,995

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $600,000)

OJJDP, through its FY 2009 Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Program, will select an organization to provide training and technical assistance to federally recognized tribes that have a tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-operated juvenile detention center located within or near the tribe's land. The successful applicant will provide specialized training and technical assistance to the grant recipients of OJJDP's Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration Program, a new initiative to help federally recognized tribes provide essential programs and services to tribal youth residing within or being released from tribal juvenile detention centers. A primary focus of this demonstration program is to assist tribes as they develop partnerships with universities and organizations to implement green technologies and environmentally sustainable activities as part of their reentry program. The reentry program will also provide opportunities for tribes to develop these partnerships for long-term benefit, both in terms of environmental impact and economic advantage and cost-savings. This program is authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.

In partnership with the National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) and the Sustainable Nations Development Project (SNDP), EDC proposes to develop a Reentry Green Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center with a National Resource Center (NRC). The project's goal is to enhance tribes' capacity to operate tribal Juvenile Detention Centers (JDCs) that provide culturally appropriate, comprehensive support services and offer educational and vocational programming in green technologies and sustainable activities for detained and reentering youths. Expert American Indian technical assistance specialists and technical partners who have worked with all BIA JDCs will introduce four interventions designed to assist tribal JDCs, Reentry Green grantees, and all federally recognized tribes in improving JDC services: Family Group Decision Making Conferences'A Restorative Justice Model (reentry planning and stronger links to mental health/substance abuse services); the Navajo Nation Corrections Project (reconnecting youth to traditional sobriety practices); NIYLP's Service Learning (educational/vocational activities); and SNDP's technical training in green technologies and environmentally sustainable activities. This strategic model will improve youths' well-being and provide job opportunities for youths reentering communities with skyrocketing unemployment rates. EDC will measure progress by using its Web-based TTA database system, pre/post test instruments, and TA survey to track required OJJDP performance measures. CA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

EDC will provide Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to Tribal Juvenile Detention Centers (TJDCs) through the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry TTA Center (TJDR TTAC) with partners National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) and the Sustainable Nations Development Project (SNDP). The project's goal is to enhance TJDCs capacity to provide culturally appropriate, comprehensive support services and educational/vocational programming for successful reentry into school and community. The TJDR TTAC will serve up to five new OJJDP-funded Reentry Grantees and multiple other TJDCs; and support the development and dissemination of much needed database systems for all Reentry Grantees. Expert American Indian Technical Assistance Specialists, partners NIYLP and SNDP and Technical Partners from across Indian Country will provide: a New Grantees Orientation, first year strategic planning site visits, individualized TA, peer to peer site visits and data systems enhancements to 2010 grantees; peer to peer site visits and a TJDC staff training module for 2009 grantees; a National TJDC Meeting, expanded Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource Center, peer to peer site visits, and a Best Practices monograph, for all TJDCs. EDC will measure progress with its Web-based TTA database system, pre/post test instruments, and TA survey to track required OJJDP performance measures. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations. This program is authorized by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub. L. 112-110.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) will provide Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to OJJDP Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Grantees (TJDRG), Tribal Youth (TY) Detention and Reentry grantees, and non-OJJDP funded Tribal Juvenile Detention Centers (TJDC's) through the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry TTA Center (TJDR TTAC). The project's goal is to enhance all TJDC's capacity to provide culturally appropriate, comprehensive support services and educational/vocational programming for successful reentry of tribal youth into schools and the community. The TJDR TTAC will: 1) improve services provided to tribal youth in detention and reentry programs, 2) improve vocational and employment opportunities for re-entering tribal youth within TJDC communities, 3) advance the dissemination of emerging best practice models for detention and re-entry programs serving tribal youth, and 4) improve TJDC's capacity to manage and report data and monitor JDC standards. American Indian Technical Assistance Specialists and Technical Partners from across Indian Country will provide: TY New Grantee Orientation sessions; onsite training visits; peer-to-peer site visits; individualized TA; a National Meeting on best practices for all TJDCs; and an expanded TJDR National Resource Center website. EDC will measure progress with its Web-based TTA database system, pre/post test instruments, and TA survey to track required OJJDP performance measures.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2009