Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $345,269)
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 La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians seeks to address the behavioral health needs of their students who are experiencing traumatic events at an exponentially high rate. The tribes believe the delinquent behaviors, especially truancy from school can be addressed by reintroducing the youth to their tribal culture. The tribe believes the loss of their cultural values, loss of knowledge about their medicinal and ceremonial plants, and loss of their ceremonial ways has contributed to the loss of identity for their tribal youth. They propose to reintroduce the tribes traditional healing methods, cultural values, plants and ceremonial revitalization to address the behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse), delinquency and truancy needs of their tribal youth. CA/NCF