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RurAL CAP''s OJJDP FY16 Alaska Native Youth and Technical Assistance Project

Award Information

Award #
2016-TY-FX-K001
Location
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$1,700,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $500,000)

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates. The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) seeks to reduce Alaska Native youth delinquency rates by serving the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program grantees and enhancing their capacities to better meet Alaska Native youth’s cultural needs and support successful functioning at the home, school, and community levels. This will be accomplished through providing culturally-responsive, results-oriented, cost efficient training and technical assistance (TTA) that contributes to the development and implementation of comprehensive, Alaska Native-driven approaches to reducing juvenile delinquency. This project expands upon RurAL CAP’s experience implementing previous programs funded by OJJDP. Project activities will ensure Alaska Native youth issues are effectively and holistically addressed, and include: 1) establishing an effective and efficient system and infrastructure to provide Alaska-specific TTA to OJJDP Tribal Youth Program grantees by developing databases, protocols, and systems to support appropriate TTA to grantees and ensuring TTA approaches are Alaska-specific and meet the unique needs of the tribal communities; 2) providing TTA to grantees based on needs assessments and best practices in support of grantees developing and implementing their Tribal Youth Program plans by coordinating and leading opportunities for consultation, engagement, and group sharing such as teleconferences and one-on-one meetings; and, 3) offering training opportunities that reflect common and specific grantee needs at community, regional, and statewide levels. A pre-established group comprised of leaders in services related to this project, Alaska Native Elders, and other professionals may be expanded to best meet the needs of Tribal Youth Program grantee TTA needs, and provide oversight and mentorship to project staff, partners, and participants. The project’s success will be measured through OJJDP-provided performance measures: number of organizations receiving TTA; number of planning/training events conducted; number of participants completing trainings; number of organizations reporting improvements in operations based on TTA; percentage of individuals reporting increased knowledge in the project area; and number of program materials developed. CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) seeks to reduce Alaska Native youth delinquency rates through the Resource Basket Training and Technical Assistance Center by: 1) increasing tribal community’s and service provider’s capacity to better meet Alaska Native youth’s cultural needs and support their successful functioning through statewide training and technical assistance (TTA) services; and 2) providing culturally appropriate TTA and associated support to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program and Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts grantees in Alaska. These projects will operate collaboratively, targeting youth-serving organizations and tribal communities, particularly in rural communities where the need and associated risk factors are the greatest. Project activities will include the maintenance of a strong statewide network of service providers and key stakeholders in youth-related fields that guide, build, and improve the TTA Resource Center, while promoting data-driven strategies, multi-disciplinary partnerships, and culturally appropriate tools and content. This Resource Center will mobilize and connect subject matter experts in providing TTA to OJJDP grantees, tribal communities and associated service providers through rural village/community-based training events, webinars, workshop presentations, teleconferences, informational and instructional videos, newsletters, list-serve announcements, and phone/email support. Ongoing stakeholder input and needs assessments will ensure the TTA approaches are Alaska-specific and meet the unique needs of the tribal communities. OJJDP grantee support will include coaching in the development and implementation of strategic plans; providing opportunities for consultation, engagement, and peer learning through group teleconferences and one-on-one meetings; and offering training opportunities that reflect common and specific grantee needs at community, regional, and statewide levels. Project staff will promote the Resource Center and its services statewide, increasing both the dissemination of comprehensive youth wellness resources, and relationships and collaborations across the state. The project’s success will be measured through OJJDP-provided performance measures during the reporting period with summative evaluation. CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates. The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) seeks to reduce Alaska Native youth delinquency rates through the Resource Basket Training and Technical Assistance Center by: 1) increasing tribal community’s and service provider’s capacity to better meet Alaska Native youth’s cultural needs and support their successful functioning through statewide training and technical assistance (TTA) services; and 2) providing culturally appropriate TTA and associated support to OJJDP Tribal Youth Program and Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts grantees in Alaska. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2016