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 Shingle Springs Rancheria resides in El Dorado County, California. The proposed project is designed to impact risk factors for delinquency by providing prevention services including alcohol/drug abuse education, anger management, anti-gang education, after school programs, and school dropout prevention. The project will strive to help Tribal youth build self-esteem and cultural identification. An overall purpose of the project is to expand future opportunities for Tribal youth. The first goal of the project is to develop and implement a School Dropout Prevention Program. To accomplish this goal, the Tribe will provide an academic tutor to assist youth; prepare youth to acquire a GED or diploma; conduct monthly field trips to Tribal colleges, community colleges, and universities; and encourage youth assess and address their academic challenges. The second program goal is to develop and implement a Drug/Alcohol Education Program. This will be accomplished by sponsoring educational presentations on drug/alcohol abuse causes and effects; and conducting teen "talking circles" that address peer pressure, anger management, and gang prevention. The program additionally seeks to develop a Youth Court Program and to continually inform the Tribal Council, Justice Advisory Board, and Granting Agency of project status. The number of youth who attend activities will be gathered and reported for performance measurement purposes.