Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $392,556)
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 Comanche Nation seeks to reduce truancy and dropout rates, increase proficiency scores in core subjects, increase parental involvement in education activities, and decrease the involvement of tribal youth in the juvenile justice system by identifying and providing education and information to impact risk factors and promote protective factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency. The Comanche Nation Reintegration Program will accomplish program goals and objectives by implementing the Indigenous P.O.W.E.R. (peace, opportunity, wellness, education, and respect) Program to reach tribal youth ages five to seventeen. CA/NCF