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Child Protection Programs in Tribal Communities

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $850,000)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and juvenile victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile and criminal justice systems so that they protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families. This program is authorized by Title IV of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended and will support programs intended to decrease children's risk of exploitation and victimization in tribal communities.

This project is designed to expand critical services, best practices, tools, and other resources to protect children in tribal communities from risk of harm, exploitation or abuse, as well as addressing the issues associated with prevention, intervention and responding to missing, endangered and abducted children. Fox Valley Technical College and partner FirstPic, Inc., in cooperation with OJJDP, will design, develop, and deliver all project services. For each purpose area, AMBER Alert and ICAC, activities include assessments, creation of a strategic plan, training and technical assistance and community workshop deliveries, and development of resource guides.

Date Created: August 30, 2010