Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $391,939)
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) 2018 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 a series of meetings with tribal leaders in 2009, including the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session, 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 reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen a fair and beneficial juvenile justice system response for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
The goal of this project is to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency in the rural community of Kake, Alaska by developing prevention programs and activities that lead to healthy, resilient, and culturally-grounded youth. The Organized Village of Kake will utilize the Resiliency Model of Prevention to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors. Activities will include: connecting with supportive adults, providing a positive school experience, involving youth in leisure activities, and developing talents and interests of youth. Success will be defined by: the number of youth who consistently participate in the after-school and in-school prevention programs that are developed; whether the carving program and tanning/sewing programs are fully self-sustaining by the end of the grant period; and whether program participants demonstrate and/or report measureable changes in the reduction of maladaptive target behaviors and an increase in protective factors that are targeted. CA/NCF