Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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 #10, Develop new demonstration projects on violence prevention and rehabilitation (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 Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), local and state law enforcement officials, and representatives of the judiciary will assess and evaluate the region needs. KBIC's design will include building an efficient and effective risk reduction and response mechanism for survivors of sexual assault, through the training of key individuals. A women survivor's Advisory Committee will be created. This project will focus on creating positive relationships between Tribal Police Officers and community members. Community awareness of the services provided will be another vital component to the program goals. CA/NCF