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Improve Juvenile Justice System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

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 #8, Prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system (OJJDP-Tribal Youth Program - TYP), CFDA #16.731, authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Division B, Title II, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3122, 3134.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety (OST-DPS) has primary responsibility and authority for all public safety functions on the Pine Ridge Reservation, (law enforcement, corrections, security, dispatch/911 communications, highway safety), with basic funding from a P.L. 93-638 contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a patchwork of DOJ, Interior, Indian Health Service, State and other funding. The Goal of Program Area #8 is to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system to enhance the capacity of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court. Objective 1 is to: Update and implement Oglala Sioux Tribal Juvenile Code with regard to current laws such as the Adam Walsh Law regarding record retention, etc. Objective 2 is to: Enhance juvenile services through tracking and serving all juveniles handled through the court whether as probationers or victims. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2010