Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $205,115)
The Justice Department's grant-making components have created a streamlined approach for federally recognized Tribes, Tribal consortia, Alaska Native villages and corporations, as well as authorized tribal designees to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funding opportunities. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) serves as a single solicitation for existing tribal government-specific grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The CTAS solicitation is designed to assist tribes with addressing crime and public safety issues in a comprehensive manner. The CTAS grant-application process was inspired by and developed after consultation with tribal leaders, including sessions at the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session in 2009, and has been updated based on continued tribal consultations and listening sessions.
The Hopi Tribe seeks to re-implement their Hopi Youth Wellness Court (HYWC) after an unprecedented upheaval in their tribal government and courts from 2007 to 2009. The Hopi Youth Wellness Court was originally implemented in January of 2002. The target population includes any Hopi or Tewa minor between the ages of 12 and 18 who has a non-violent, drug or alcohol related offense. The HYWC is structured similar to a juvenile drug court and is designed to take referrals from the Hopi High School and post-adjudicated juveniles from the Hopi Children's Court. Participants referred from the high school face school suspension proceedings for non-completion of the HYWC. Participants who are court ordered by the Children's Court face the lifting of a stayed disposition/order (often juvenile detention) for non-completion of the HYWC. The goal of the HYWC is to renew operations of the Hopi Youth Wellness Court by addressing the following objectives: promote public safety while protecting the due process rights of juveniles; restore dignity and productive living of targeted juveniles; reduce substance abuse and delinquent activity; teach responsibility and accountability for their acts and words; and teach juveniles about their value in this world, their duties and responsibilities to family, clan, village, and the wider community. The HYWC Coordinator (Program Director) will be responsible for conducting the six month process evaluation with a consultant and for engaging a third-party evaluator for the final performance evaluation. Data will be collected on an ongoing basis and reports will be submitted on a semi-annual basis.