Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $350,000)
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 8--Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The overall purpose of this grant program is to support tribes seeking to develop a new Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court to respond to the alcohol and substance use issues of juveniles and young adults under the age of 21.
The Native Village of Barrow is seeking to address its need for drug and alcohol treatment for juveniles under the age of 21 and for intentional tribal youth support through programming. The Tribal Court will employ several well-vetted prevention and intervention strategies designed to increase and improve critical service delivery to identified at-risk youth under the age of 21. The Tribal Court will conduct a needs assessment early in the programs 4-year award period. A steering committee comprised of community partners will be recruited for best practice sharing, guidance, and validation of efforts. Funding under the grant will provide support for personnel and training for the new staff. The overall goal of the project is to screen and process court-involved juveniles and young adults in the new Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court. The court will represent an effective response to alcohol and substance abuse issues of juveniles and young adults in the court system. CA/NCF