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

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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

Date Created: September 26, 2016