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The Klamath Tribes Tribal Court Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts Project for Native American Juveniles.

Award Information

Award #
2016-DC-BX-0022
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$320,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $320,000)

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) 2016 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 8--Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The overall goal of this program is to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol-related issues of youth under the age of 21. This can include the development of a new juvenile healing to wellness court or enhancements to an existing tribal healing to wellness court.

The Klamath Tribes will expand operations of the Tribal Court to serve Native American juveniles within Klamath County, Oregon. Through this funding tribal court will develop its capacity and ability to provide critical support services to the native youth. OJJDP funding will allow the tribe to better coordinate Court functions, collaborate with the State of Oregon, Klamath County, Oregon Youth Authority, and law enforcement to lower recidivism and provide culturally appropriate services and treatment to the tribal youth. The goal for the proposed project is to allow the Tribal Court to assume increased supervision for court-involved juveniles, currently under Klamath County supervision, and to provide culturally appropriate services to ensure that the court-involved youth can reintegrate into the community and be successful, productive members of the community. The five specific goals of this project are: Goal 1: Assume increased supervision for court-involved juveniles, currently under Klamath County supervision, and to provide culturally appropriate services to ensure that the court-involved youth can reintegrate into the community. Goal 2: Expand the Tribal Court’s resources by continued funding for Chief Judge. Goal 3: Funding for a second Probation Officer/Truancy Counselor, thus helping to ensure the court-involved youth are held accountable and comply with the court-ordered sanction. Goal 4: Partially fund the court staff position of Clerk of Court and Office Manager. Both of these positions play a vital role in the day to day operations of the court. Goal 5: Conduct annual evaluations of the program and adjust activities according to the evaluation results. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2016