Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $345,300)
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 Round Valley Indian Tribes will develop protective factors for tribal children and youth (under age 18) in the child welfare system and support family reunification efforts. The project hopes to reduce juvenile crime and substance abuse among all tribal children and youth and to increase school engagement. This program seeks to achieve the following: 1) to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for tribal foster youth; 2) to keep tribal children and youth engaged in school, so that they continue to attend and graduate; 3) to increase protective factors for tribal youth through the promotion of tribal culture; 4) to reduce AOD/meth use and juvenile crime, and 5) to support foster youth throughout interagency family reunification efforts.