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Lower Brule Tribal Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

In 2005, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe requested an assessment of its local youth gang activities. The resulting assessment provided the basis of an overall tribal strategy for the Tribe regarding gang and youth violence. Many of the participants in the strategy have been working together in G.R.I.P.S., a community-based task force provided and administered by the National Violence Prevention Resource Center for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. The Lower Brule Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Project will dovetail with the current goals and objectives of the task force to include collaborations with the Boys and Girls Club's NET SMARTS and SMART MOVES programs, summer activities program, Lakota culture-based Kids Club afterschool program through the Lower Brule Elementary School, First Tee golf for youth program and the continuation of the G.R.I.P.S. Task Force. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2010