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Rosebud Sioux Tribe Defending Childhood Initiative Strategic Plan for Children Exposed to Violence

Award Information

Award #
2011-TY-FX-K006
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$1,660,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,000,000)

The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase II will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. A Department-wide committee of bureaus and offices (the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), along with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) jointly manages and supports this project. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 42 USC §§ 5665-5667; the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub. L. 111-117; the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, 42 USC § 10403d-2; and the Victims of Crime Act, 42 USC 10603(c)(1)(A).

The South Dakota Rosebud Sioux Tribe will implement its Defending Childhood Initiative Strategic Plan for Children Exposed to Violence which consists of three goals with related activities. Goal 1: To prevent and respond to children's exposure to violence on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Goal 2: To reduce the negative impact of children's exposure to violence on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and Goal 3: Increase community awareness of the impact of exposure to violence on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Specific activities include reviewing tribal, state and federal codes and statutes that impact the lives of children exposed to violence, analyze this information for gaps, establish new protocols, establish and coordinate a child fatality review team to examine each case, make recommendations for system improvement, and incorporate this information into an overall advocacy plan. Other activities include the development of a prevention working group that will focus on health and wellness activities designed for youth and children on the reservation, the identification and publication of safe space locations on the reservation, provide community education program and workshops using Health Families America and other similar programs and embedding a coordinated systems of care response to children exposed to violence across reservation based service providers.
CA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. The project's purpose is to continue to coordinate, develop enhance and expand on the Defending Childhood Initiative project with a goal of reducing Childrens Exposure to Violence and responding to Children Exposed to Violence utilizing a community based approach to install the Lakota Mental Health Concept and ensure it is integrated into the social fabric. The Lakota Mental Health Concept provides integrates cultural ceremonies of Wopakinte and Nagi Kicopi (Calling the Spirit Back) which are traditional ceremonies which heal traumatized individuals and families and strengthens them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program develops and supports comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will use FY14 State and Community Development Invited Award funds to continue to coordinate, develop, enhance and expand the Defending Childhood Initiative project. Project goals are to reduce Children's Exposure to Violence and respond to Children Exposed to Violence utilizing a culturally informed, community based approach to install the Lakota Mental Health Concept and ensure that it is integrated into the social fabric. The Lakota Mental Health Concept integrates cultural ceremonies of Wopakinte and Nagi Kicopi (Calling the Spirit Back), traditional ceremonies which heal traumatized individuals and families, strengthening them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2011