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 Tule River Tribe is dealing with rising rates of methamphetamine and recreational marijuana use, an epidemic that is prevalent in youth circles and creates lasting challenges for tribal youth. To effectively address the causes of an increase in youth substance abuse rates on the reservation, the Tule River Tribe Tribal Youth Healing to Wellness Court will bring together alcohol and drug treatment, community healing resources, and the Tule River Tribal Justice process. The Tribe will use a team approach to achieve the physical and spiritual healing of Tribal youth, and to promote Native American values to support the well-being of the community. CA/NCF