Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $381,817)
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.
Ohkay Owingeh Boys & Girls Club (OOBGC) will expand Project Learn® and SmartMoves® activities to an additional 25 youth, ages 12-17, annually and hire additional youth development staff and program mentors. The hours of operation for the Teen Center in the Pueblo will expand to 7 days a week to provide access to OOBGC programs and structured activities, particularly for the 56 teens who board at the Santa Fe Indian School during the week. A working group will be established with representation from Tribal Courts, Administration, Elders, Police and Social Services to update and implement a case management process for tribal youth to mitigate Social Service, Tribal Court and Police limited staff and case overload. CA/NCF