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CRST Tribal Youth Horsemanship Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $437,035)

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 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe aims to implement a Tribal Youth Horsemanship Project as a means to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation. The Tribal Youth Horsemanship Project will reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for young Tribal members who are exhibiting delinquent or risky behaviors at an alarming rate. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will invest in youth through the development and implementation of innovative and tribally-specific juvenile delinquency prevention programming that is designed to reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, bolster self-esteem, instill respect for all life, and enhance coping skills. Project objectives include: 1) developing a four-part Tribal Youth Horsemanship Curriculum and Implementation Strategy Plan; 2) implementing the Outdoor Laboratory Portion (Part 1) of the curriculum; 3) implementing the Classroom & Indoor Arena Portion (Part II); 4) implementing the Mobile Horsemanship Clinic Portion (Part III); and 5) implementing the Youth Delinquency Intervention/Therapy Portion (Part IV). The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will utilize pre/post youth attitude and risk behavior survey instruments to measure changes in attitudes, behaviors and knowledge. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2012