Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $499,639)
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) 2013 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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides awards under CTAS Purpose Area 9--Tribal Youth Program (TYP) to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement programs that support and enhance Tribal efforts to prevent and control juvenile delinquency and strengthen juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended and the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.
The Catawba Indian Nation (CIN) will start the Catawba Boys and Girls Club Teen Center on the Reservation. This program will allow the CIN to partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County (BGCYC) to open a satellite teen center which will provide tribal teens with proven curriculum designed specifically for at-risk teens ages 13-17. Through this initiative, the program goals will be in alignment with the Department of Justice Tribal Youth Program goal of preventing truancy, high school dropouts and juvenile delinquency. The teen center will be a prized resource during after school hours before parents return home from work when few community resources for activities or supervision are available. There are three main components to these programs. 1) Mentor-teen relationships, which is made up of long-term, one-on-one, group and peer mentoring, 2) Intentional tracking, and 3) Partnerships with schools and families.