Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $350,000)
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 Pueblo of Pojoaque, a federally recognized Indian tribe in Santa Fe County, NM, will implement a Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court targeting non-violent youthful offenders (under the age of 21) struggling with substance abuse. Northern New Mexico has one of the countrys highest rates of overdose deaths and the trend for opioid, alcohol, and methamphetamine use continues to rise. The Youth Path to Wellness (YPTW) will complement Pojoaques Adult Healing to Wellness Court. With this funding, the Pueblo of Pojoaque YPTW team will partner with training and technical assistance providers to (1) establish a planning committee; (2) strategically plan implementation; (3) create community support; (4) create policies and procedure anchored in evidence-based practices; and (4) follow best practices during all stages of implementing a juvenile healing to wellness court. CA/NCF