Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $399,564)
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 Puyallup Tribal Council will support critical needs through a council-led wraparound process. The tribe proposes to use these services to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of alternatives to incarceration for vulnerable youth. Currently, alternatives to adjudication and incarceration are limited and primarily serve adults. The tribal juvenile healing to wellness court will support the Puyallup Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program to reduce harm caused by offenders. To accomplish this, the tribe will incorporate the wraparound services and the components of a tribal juvenile healing to wellness court to respond to the complex needs of juveniles by establishing and implementing a tribal juvenile healing to wellness court attuned to Coast Salish ways of knowing and being.