Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $300,000)
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 TYP project for Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (SSBMI) will hire two Native American Liaisons (NAL) to work with the public schools on issues of truancy and delinquency. These positions provide cultural sensitivity training for educators and will provide advocacy and support services to tribal youth in the public school systems. The NAL's participate in truancy hearings and coordinate monitoring of tribal youth with the School attendance review boards. Tribal youth will develop presentations about SSBMI culture and history and deliver them in the schools under the direction of the NAL's. Teachers in the targeted schools will introduce additional course content that provides enriched learning about local and regional Native culture and history with guidance provided by the NALs.