Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $247,469)
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 system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
The Fort Belknap Indian Community project will address the need to develop and implement trauma-informed practices related to incidents of child abuse and neglect and the effects and issues of childhood trauma and exposure to violence. The project design will utilize the Tribal In Home Services Model, targeting families with children who have been evaluated as unsafe after a report of child abuse or neglect by the tribal social services agency. The goal of the project is to develop and implement a trauma-informed family-based practice that addresses child abuse, neglect, and issues of childhood trauma and exposure to violence. The project's goal will be accomplished through the following objectives: 1) ensure the safety of all children in their homes and in foster care; 2) enhance engagement in case planning with parents, children/youth, and relatives through the life of the case; 3) improve permanency outcomes and connections for children; and 4) strengthen consistency and support of best practices. CA/NCF