Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $286,925)
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 goal of the Chehalis Tribe's "Youth Moving Forward" project is to prevent delinquency, truancy, and school dropout through weaving and strengthening a network of support around each tribal youth. This goal will be met through activities designed to accomplish the project objectives. By the end of the project period: 1) 100% of the Chehalis Tribe's and 80% of Oakville High School students will have a school attendance rate of 85% or better; 2) 90% of the Oakville School District's eighth grade students will complete the High School 101 class; and 3) 90% of the parents or guardians of tribal students with 5 or more truancies in one quarter will complete the "Strengthening Families" class facilitated by the Intervention Specialist. CA/NCF