Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $211,331)
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 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 Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) will implement the Youth Case Management (YCM) Project, focusing on truancy that could lead to crime, and identifying criminal child abuse that is going unreported. The goals of the project are to: 1) Develop a Plan, 2) Establish Case Management, and 3) Provide Counseling. The project will hire a Family Service Coordinator, this person will provide case management and support focusing on school and family, and help them connect to housing, substance-abuse treatment, employment, medical and mental health, transportation, and community support necessary to support a safe and healthful family environment. The coordinator will also counsel abuse victims and students who exhibit symptoms of abuse on dealing with trauma and learning healing practices. CA/NCF