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Rocky Boy Children Exposed to Violence Project

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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.

Date Created: September 14, 2011