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 Bishop Paiute Tribe will utilize OJJDP funding to support the establishment a Juvenile Healing to Wellness court to address the increased use of drugs in youth under the age of 21 on the reservation. The tribe plans to reevaluate the current efforts that have been deemed ineffective and develop a strategic plan with coordination efforts of various tribal partners which demonstrates the desire to enhance current strategies. The tribe is also planning to hire a Juvenile Probation Officer who can assist with the needs of juvenile delinquency cases while coordinating with the current Tribal Court Staff (Judge, Tribal Court Administrator, and Tribal Court Planner) to begin developing/identifying members of the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court team. CA/NCF