Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $488,267)
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) 2014 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 Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76; 128 Stat. 5, 65.
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians (The Band) will prepare a Tribal Strategic Action Plan to address the lack of services for youth alcohol and substance abuse, law enforcement involvement, delinquency, truancy and teen pregnancy. The Band plans on developing a comprehensive education program. The key activities to be provided to youth through this tribal youth program include: tutoring and homework assistance, life skills and financial management classes, chemical dependency treatment and prevention groups, youth leadership programs and activities, and elder mentoring. Additionally, the funding will allow the tribe to expand their already established Family Conferencing and Peacemaking models, which have been successful in serving the community over the years. Data will be collected by the Evaluation team and performance measures will be reported as expected by OJJDP. CA/NCF