Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $246,066)
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 Native Village of Kipnuk Tribal Youth Program will incorporate traditional activities, such as building a qasiq, a fish camp, story circles, traditional crafts, and a mentoring program. The program will teach and revive traditional and cultural protective factors while also integrating contemporary elements, such as use of social media. The program is designed to serve as a comprehensive safety net for the children of Kipnuk. CA/NCF