Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $349,099)
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) 2017 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 systems for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council proposed project will support a full time mental health case manager at the Circle Back Center, a centralized community-based youth crisis service center, working to reduce the disproportionate number of White Earth reservation youth being placed in a correctional setting off-reservation. This position will serve as a liaison to the Circle Back Center and the Tribal Mental Health Program to decrease any delays to access mental health services and eliminate barriers for youth receiving mental health services. The goals and objectives of the program are to continue to provide community based juvenile delinquency prevention services to reduce the disproportionate number of White Earth Reservation youth currently being placed in correctional settings off-reservation by operating a centralized intake center for crisis support, screening, immediate needs assessment, case management, aftercare treatment and referral to local services for White Earth Reservation youth ages 9 17 who have committed status offenses or are exhibiting at-risk behaviors that may lead to delinquent acts. The project will also provide youth with an interdisciplinary services team with representation from key community partners to increase communication and collaboration among service providers, decrease response time of youth engagement in services, and reduce duplication of services and provide youth in the program with mental health services to treat symptomology and reduce recidivism of delinquent acts. CA/NCF