Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $241,826)
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) 2012 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.
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo's (YDSP) Tribal Judicial Department (TJD) will enhance youth services which include one-on-one and group-level counseling and educational sessions with a trained social worker. These services are part of the requirements for youth who are adjudicated through the Juvenile Drug Court and the Youth Court. These services will be provided through the working relationship and referral system among the TJD, Tribal Health and Human Services Department and the Tribal Police Department (TDP). The two courts together will serve approximately seven (7) to ten (10) youth cases per year age 12-18 (and their families). These youth are either living on the reservation or the surrounding areas within El Paso County who have entered into a contract with the Tribal Court and the Na Peuykam Chibel (Healing to Wellness) Program that have been court ordered to receive treatment, and-or attend classes or sessions. Tribal youth will participate in classes and-or treatment sessions ordered by the Tribal Judge, and the assigned social worker will provide compliance reports ensuring that the youth are progressing through the program phases while enabling the youth to succeed and graduate within a specific timeline.