Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $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 CTAS solicitation is designed to assist tribes with addressing crime and public safety issues in a comprehensive manner. 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 Winnebago Tribe will utilize OJJDP funding to enhance the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court services, with the overall goal to prevent and control underage drinking and delinquency, improve the Tribes juvenile justice system, and to create a pathway for healing services for the youth. The project will be administered by the Winnebago Tribal Court working in partnership with the Winnebago Juvenile Justice Planning Team and the Defending Childhood Initiative and will include a one year planning and implementation period, dedicating the first 9 months to completing a Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court inventory and gap analysis of policies, procedures, screening and assessment tools, and provide services to youth under 21 years old. The strategic planning process will increase community collaboration and partnerships and lead to the review of the current Juvenile Justice Plan to increase Juvenile Health to Wellness Court and justice system capacity and services. The remaining twenty seven months are dedicated to implementing and evaluation activities. CA/NCF