Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $271,029)
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.
Orutsararmiut Native Council is a federally-recognized tribe/Alaska Native Village in Bethel, AK. The tribe has 3,192 members and 1,801 live in Bethel; the majority of the rest of the members live in Anchorage. The tribe hopes to create a juvenile justice system that recognizes and builds upon the strengths, values, and diversity of families and the community. The proposed Orutsararmiut Native Council Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court will handle juvenile alcohol and drug cases in a way that will combine judicial supervision, substance abuse treatment, case management, drug testing, and graduated incentives and sanctions to help young people with substance use disorders achieve sustained recovery and avoid reoffending.