Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $375,000)
Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance provides training and technical assistance to the grantees of OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program (TYP); American Indian tribes, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450(b)e; and Alaska Native communities (hereafter collectively referred to as tribal communities). TYP training and technical assistance is designed to help tribal communities develop comprehensive, systemic approaches that reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, and child victimization and increase public safety. The Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub. L. 111-117.
A 100 percent American Indian owned business, Lamar Associates has decades of experience and expertise in Indian Country policing, Criminal and Juvenile Justice and substance abuse related crime. The projects strategy is to merge nationally recognized training methodologies with culturally competent subject matter experts to develop and deliver culturally appropriate training and technical assistance to TYP grantees. This proposal seeks provide regionally presented and culturally appropriate two-day training programs for TYP grantees; design and implement distance learning through six (6) online training courses of high need subjects; design and implement CD/DVD training materials which will be disseminated nationally to TYP grantees and other tribal communities in need of such resources; host an Internet-accessible Intranet service to survey tribal needs while managing, coordinating and tracking training and technical assistance activities, evaluate and update training presentations and toolkit resources, and host multi-tribal high need training events via webinars. Considering the diversity among Native American Tribes, Lamar Associates plans to orchestrate training and technical assistance which includes training on a regional basis based upon developed areas of need and using Web-based and easily accessible learning tools as well as the dissemination of information via CD/DVD materials. Lamar Associates will utilize and enhance an assembled cadre of expert consultants and facilitators with specialized knowledge and experience in youth related crime and treatment programs and modalities to deliver the objectives of this initiative. CA/NCF