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Grand Ronde Tribal Youth Program Development

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $343,596)

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.

This project from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon consists of two main activities, to include: 1) equine therapy for 25 at-risk youth a year and 2) canoe therapy and curriculum which will focus on 25 at-risk youth a year but will also serve a broader population. The project will also work with the Tribal Police Department, community youth and the Willamina Public School District to broaden the population of youth receiving prevention services. The project will also provide support for two main outreach activities a year (the Round Dance and the Red Ribbon campaign) to increase Native youth involvement. Project staff will also conduct follow-up with incarcerated youth and assist with their transition out of the juvenile justice system. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2016