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 #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 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation seeks to provide prevention services to Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation youth including anti-gang education, truancy prevention, school drop-out prevention, after-school programs and parenting education. The Band plans to accomplish these goals through the establishment of a Police Explorer program within the Tribal Police Department that will acknowledge the communities cultural heritage and address financial barriers to participating in various community programs. The Band seeks to provide support for the continuation of the G.R.E.A.T. program and curriculum delivery in the 4th and 6th grade classes and allow for the enhancement of the program by the implementation of the G.R.E.A.T. families component. Lastly, they will support contract costs for a certified counselor to provide alcohol and drug education and prevention as well as counseling to youth effected by alcohol and drug issues. Evaluation will be conducted by determining the percent or program youth who offend or reoffend and the percent of youth or families that exhibit desired change in targeted behaviors.