Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. launched a Department-wide initiative on public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. As part of this effort, Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership conducted a series of meetings across the country addressing violent crime in Tribal communities. As a result, DOJ developed the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, combining DOJ's existing Tribal government-specific competitive solicitations into one, and thus requiring only one application from each Tribe or Tribal consortium. This approach provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. This award was selected under Purpose Area #9, Enhance accountability for delinquent behavior (OJJDP - Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Program - TJADG), CFDA #16.73, authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Division B, Title II, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3122, 3134.
The Probation Office of the Pueblo of Jemez will implement an Intensive Probation Program targeting high-risk offenders, re-entering youth offenders, or those returning from treatment. Project goals are (1) to increase intensive supervision of high-risk offenders; (2) to increase access to State resources including youth diagnostic evaluations and long term confinement; (3) to increase Tribal probation capacity by hiring a supervisory probation officer and providing staff development training; and (4) to increase support services for youth returning from confinement or court-ordered treatment by incorporating a reentry component to probation. Funding will enable the Pueblo to create a fully operational probation office that can grow to meet the needs of the Pueblo. The evaluation plan includes an initial formative evaluation to assess how program staff proceed with develop and implementation of the program's design.