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Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $338,558)

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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 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 Saginaw Chippewa Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court’s goals are to strengthen the capacity of Tribal Court services by providing alternatives to detention of youth. This will be achieved through the hiring of a Project Coordinator/Case Manager to assist youth with recovery. Services to participants of Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court will include individualized case management, assistance with connections to needed resources, General Education Diploma assistance, and other needed resilience building services. The 10 Key Components of Healing to Wellness Courts will be the basis for the program. Assessments of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other areas will be conducted in order to determine needed services for youth. A decrease in juvenile detention and recidivism will be the expected outcome of services. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2018