Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $379,040)
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. Under Purpose Area 9, Tribal Youth Program, OJJDP seeks to 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 funding in this purpose area is made available to enable tribes to create, expand, or strengthen approaches along the juvenile justice continuum that can range from prevention to intervention and treatment.
The Youth Resiliency Intervention Program will create a community-based, trauma-focused intervention program for tribal youth who are engaged with the juvenile justice system through services at the Tribes Youth Crisis Intervention Center. The interventions to be covered during the six-week program period include Anger Management, Ho-Chunk Family Values, Stress Management, Independent Life Skills, Effects of Alcohol on the Brain, Identifying Trauma, Unresolved Trauma and Grief, and Making Medicine. The program will address the concerns that a majority of youth have either passed through the juvenile justice system with undiagnosed trauma or been misdiagnosed. The program will build upon the strengths, values, and diversity of families to best serve the youth and to improve both public safety and wellness for the community. CA/NCF