Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $359,667)
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 overall goals of the Students for Success Project are to reduce juvenile delinquency through wraparound services, reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs through comprehensive prevention programming, and promote resiliency/protective factors through cultural programming designed for at risk Native American youth between the ages of 12 and 17. The Nez Perce Tribe's Students for Success project will build upon a foundation established through two decades of successful partnership between the Tribal Education Department, Tribal Health (NiMiiPuu Health) and local school districts in order to integrate the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department (Impwéet), Probation, and Tribal Court into the collaborative Wraparound system of care. The Cultural Program is designed to preserve Nez Perce culture by passing on traditions through interactive (in vivo) learning. The resulting model to be implemented by the Students for Success program may be envisioned as a supportive system of care encircling the youth and his/her family. The three core components are Wraparound Services (youth and family), Guiding Good Choices (parent/guardian), and the Nez Perce Cultural Program (youth and family). The proposed performance measurement system will collect process and outcome data. IN addition, the project director will collect key stakeholder and customer feedback in order to meet quality and performance standards, and to achieve continuous quality improvement.