Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $252,750)
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 Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) is requesting assistance to revive their Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court (JHTWC) in order to provide services to juveniles that use alcohol and/or drugs and require mental health treatment. JHWC will be comprehensive and collaborative in its approach that will require participation of various service providers and the educational system. JHWC aims to identify and resolve the issues that caused the juvenile to turn to alcohol and/or drugs, as opposed to only addressing the alcohol and/or drug usage. With this funding, the RST will hire a Wellness Team Coordinator or Liaison and implement a comprehensive strategy to address truancy, chemical dependency, mental health, educational needs and promote Lakota heritage through its cultural activities. CA/NCF