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Rocky Boy Children Exposed to Violence Project

Award Information

Award #
2011-TY-FX-K007
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 Chippewa Cree Tribe's Department of Human Services of north central Montana will implement a comprehensive strategic plan for the Rocky Boy's Children Exposed to Violence Project (RBCEVP). The plan consists of four goals with related activities. Goal 1: Prevent children's exposure to violence. Goal 2: Promote information, knowledge, and skills related to children exposed to violence. Goal 3: Advocate for policies, procedures, and protocols within and across tribal services and departments and Goal 4: Create and implement a systems response to children exposed to violence through coordination, collaboration, and communication. Specific activities include: working with the Peacemakers elders group to share culture-based programs and services, collaborating with human service departments, schools and community organizations to raise awareness of ways to work with preschools and develop targeted programming, coordinating with tribal Headstart and deliver programs to cultural camps, emphasizing and expanding health care services for women and children, strengthening families and improving parenting skills, programs to, programs to increase self-esteem, learn how to solve differences without violence, and not give into peer pressure, cultural activities, strong anti-violence message from the community, programs to help youth do well in school adults in the community for youth to talk to, and increased policing.
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 Chippewa Cree Tribe's Rocky Boy's Children Exposed to Violence Project (RBCEVP) will continue to implement a comprehensive strategic plan providing an effective continuum of care and services for children and their families exposed to violence on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north central Montana. The purpose of the RBCEVP is to address the problems associated with children exposed to violence for a significant number (approximately 400) of children, ages 0-17, who reside at Rocky Boy.

The RBCEVP aims to 1) Reduce children's exposure to violence by maintaining a trauma-informed systems response through the prevention of bullying, family violence prevention, and teen-dating violence; 2) Continue advocacy and partnerships that promote cultural resilience and eliminate risk factors affecting children, and; 3) Reduce incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault by resuming advocacy work, improving the systemic response protocols for domestic violence and sexual asault, and ensuring safety measures are available to community members. 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 Chippewa Cree Tribe's Rocky Boy's Children Exposed to Violence Project (RBCEVP) will utilize FY14 State and Community Development Invited Award funds to continue to implement a comprehensive strategic plan providing an effective continuum of care and services for children and their families exposed to violence on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north central Montana. The purpose of the RBCEVP is to address the problems associated with children exposed to violence for a significant number of children, ages 0-17, who reside at Rocky Boy. The RBCEVP aims to: 1) Reduce children's exposure to violence by maintaining a culturally specific and trauma-informed systems response through the prevention of bullying, family violence prevention, and teen-dating violence; 2) Continue advocacy and partnerships that promote cultural resilience and eliminate risk factors affecting children; and 3) Reduce incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault by resuming advocacy work, improving the systemic response protocols for domestic violence and sexual assault, and ensuring safety measures are available to community members. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2011