Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $344,625)
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 Port Gamble SKlallam Tribes seeks to strengthen the coordination of youth case management among the High Risk Youth Team (HRYT). The HRYT proposes to strengthen the coordination through increasing the culturally-based prevention activities for juvenile offenders and at risk youth. The HRYT will implement Project Venture a promising prevention/early intervention model which provides a program for youth to build skills through outdoor experiences, while also providing enough risk to meet the youths need for adventure. The HRYT will provide the Project Ventures guided processing strategies which will support the tribal youth experiences and enable them learn about themselves and others. Project Venture promotes healthy youth development, ways to connect to other youth and significant adults and their tribal communities. The HRYT will hire a full-time Project Coordinator, a part-time Project Supervisor and Camp Coordinator to facilitate the Project Venture intervention. The HRYT will also facilitate training opportunities for program staff to enhance understanding of juvenile justice, delinquency, youth-at-risk issues, research, assessment, evaluation methodologies, and prevention approaches.