Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $392,031)
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 purpose of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians tribal youth prevention program is to develop and implement strategic and comprehensive initiatives to prevent future criminal activity among at-risk youth and youth offenders in the community. Activities will include: training tutors, mentors, and staff from the San Pasqual Environmental Department (SPED) to work with at-risk youth and youth offenders within existing SPED programs; holding workshops targeting at-risk youth and their families to provide information on reducing crime risk; and forming partnerships with entities serving at-risk youth and youth offenders in order to help enroll these youth into SPED programs.