Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $437,500)
The Defending Childhood American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Initiative is designed to increase the capacity of tribes to enhance their juvenile justice and related child serving systems, such as child welfare and education, and to improve the lives of tribal youth exposed to violence. This program is authorized pursuant to paragraph (3)(A) under the Juvenile Justice heading and paragraph (11) under the State and Local Law Enforcement heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016 Pub. L. No. 114-113, 129 Stat. 2242, 2307, 2309.
The Winnebago Tribe will establish an aggressive planning approach in responding to their youth trauma needs and systems adaptation guided by five objectives:
Objective #1: At the end of month 12, the Winnebago Tribe will have completed a strategic planning process with key stakeholders of the Winnebago community that will yield an enhanced Juvenile Services Plan with new strategies that embed trauma-informed care into the Tribes juvenile justice system.
Objective #2: By the end of month 9, the Onsite Project Coordinator and Planning Team will have completed a juvenile justice system needs assessment and legislative and fiscal analyses with the aid of the OJJDP training and technical assistance provider.
Objective #3: By the end of month 36, a minimum of 100 at-risk youth ages 11-18 will have received trauma-informed screening, assessments, and treatment services at the Youth Crisis Intervention Center.
Objective #4: By the end of month 36, a minimum of 80 at-risk youth ages 11-18 who have identified trauma-related issues will have participated in the new alternatives to incarceration program services at the Youth Crisis Intervention Center.
Objective #5: By the end of month 36, a minimum of 50 at-risk youth ages 11-18 who have identified trauma-related issues will have participated in the new trauma-informed reentry or aftercare program at the Youth Crisis Intervention Center.