Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $119,847)
Through this fellowship program, OJJDP seeks to fulfill its partnership with federally-recognized tribes to build capacity, to provide leadership, training, and skill development in the area of tribal youth justice, and to promote changes in policy, practice, and skills. The fellowship represents an opportunity for professionals, practitioners, researchers, or trainers with expertise in tribal youth justice to help the federal government improve its partnership with federally-recognized tribes on tribal justice matters and in support of tribal children and youth. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117).
The grantee,under the guidance of the Tribal Youth Coordinator, will help coordinate tribal youth efforts within OJJDP, within the Department of Justice, and across pertinent federal agencies to better address the needs of tribal communities.