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Southern Ute Tribal Youth Positive Motivation Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $417,554)

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.

The Southern Ute Tribe will use OJJDP funds to support several prevention and intervention services that will encourage positive emotional growth for parents and youth. The key partners in this initiative are the Southern Ute Indian Boys and Girls Club, Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy, Social Services, Courts, Southern Ute Education, Ignacio School District, Head Start, and the volunteers of Dancing Spirit Community Art Center. Since each of the partner agencies has a different preference, equine assisted learning, therapeutic art, DBT communication and Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred, programs will be offered so that there is a program appealing to the different families. The proposed grant funded programs will provide a holistic approach by working with parents and their children from infants to teenagers.

Date Created: September 17, 2013