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Alaska Native Youth Success Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,000)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks to build the capacity of tribal communities across Alaska through the development of multi-disciplinary partnerships that address the specific needs and common challenges of those who work with Alaska Native youth. The successful training and technical assistance (TTA) service provider will build or expand a regional network that will create partnerships to address Alaska Native youth's cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school, and in the community. Tasks include the development of public-private partnerships; the promotion of data-driven strategies; the engagement of community, family, and youth stakeholders in comprehensive strategic and operational planning efforts; and the development and dissemination of materials to enhance efforts to meet the needs of Alaska Native youth across the state. This project is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. 112-55; 125 stat 552, 617.

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) seeks to reduce Alaska Native youth delinquency rates by increasing tribal communities and youth-serving organization capacity to better meet Alaska Native youth's cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school and in the community. This will be accomplished through the development of a training and technical assistance (TTA) network targeting youth-serving organizations and tribal communities. Project activities include establishing a diverse network of service providers and stakeholders to plan/guide the development of a statewide TTA resource center promoting data-driven strategies and multi-disciplinary partnerships. This resource center will mobilize subject matter experts in providing TTA to tribal communities and providers through village-based training events, webinars, workshop presentations, teleconferences and phone support. Support tools will include a website, videos and newsletters. The program's success will be measured through the number of organizations and individuals receiving TTA, number of training events, number of organizations reporting improvements in operations based on TTA, number of individuals reporting increased knowledge of strategies to reduce delinquency and number of organizations increasing youth voice and leadership opportunities.

Date Created: August 30, 2012