Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $300,000)
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.
The goal of the Nome Eskimo Community (NEC) is to implement an evidence-based, community driven, and culturally appropriate program that increases accountability for delinquent tribal youth and strengthens NEC's tribal juvenile justice system. To accomplish this goal, NEC proposes to perform comprehensive strategic planning to develop and implement the Strengthening Families Program, a national evidence-based program designed to address tribal youth delinquency. NEC has targeted court involved tribal youth ages 10-14 with a history of alcohol or drug abuse, court conviction and are either on parole or probation. During the project development phase, the target population will be the community stakeholders who will collaborate to develop the Strengthening Families Program model. NEC estimates this project will directly serve 25-30 youth and their families, and will have an impact on future tribal youth that receive services from the Juvenile Justice system. The expected outcomes of increased family strength and resilience, reduced risk factors for problem behaviors in high-risk children, increased safety and reduced rate of juvenile recidivism are intended to impact the entire community of Nome.