Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $250,681)
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 Ho-Chunk Nation's (HCN) overall goal for the Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grant Program (TJADG) is to develop and implement programs that increase accountability for delinquent tribal youth and strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems. This project will address two major areas: a) long range planning to promote an effective and expeditious juvenile justice system, and b) improve the juvenile justice system of the Ho-Chunk Nation to meet its growing needs. In addition, under this project, HCN seeks to improve the coordination and provision of services to juveniles being adjudicated in the County Court. The project will establish and maintain interagency information sharing and service delivery protocols, policies, and procedures.