Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)
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 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes intend to develop a program titled Tribal Transformations, serving offenders, families and the community by addressing mind, body and spirit. The Tribal Transformations program is a multifaceted approach to reintegration that will use validated assessment instruments to inform screening teams in the development of individual treatment plans using evidence-based programs. This approach will increase the success of juvenile offenders returning to the community following placement within the tribal detention center by providing a seamless network of services in the community for some of the most critical issues facing the Tribal juvenile justice system: mental health, substance abuse, and gang involvement. Tribal Transformations will pursue its goals and objectives through collaboration with the Tribal courts, probation, detention, police, and health departments as well as the State of Idaho and the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission. The design of the Tribal Transformations program is based on best practice approaches to juvenile justice: assessment, individualized treatment, evidence-based programming, and community-based services. A partnership will be developed between the Tribes and an independent contractor who will develop and implement gang prevention, intervention, mentoring, and reentry services. The program will be evaluated by researched from Boise State University and data will be included and contrasted with other detention facilities in the state.