Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $478,513)
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 Lac Courtre Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (LCO) proposes to implement the Comprehensive Truancy Prevention Project. This project utilizes Social Responsibility Training (SRT) as its foundation. These research based curriculums provide an integrated philosophy and language, and target character development and essential skills development for youth and parents or parenting figures. This project will provide additional resources for schools to assist youth in becoming productive and responsible citizens. The LCO version of SRT is called "Mastering The Journey" and it is designed to reduce specific youth risk factors that are problematic aspects of character identified through scientific research and enhance pro-social supports, skills and motivation. These systematic, step-by-step curricula are designed to alter how students think, their decision-making, and promote actions and behaviors focused on changing negative relationships. This curriculum teaches participants thinking, judgment and life skills in systematic class processes designed to enhance social, moral, and behavioral growth in a progressive fashion.