Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $220,844)
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 Seminole Tribe of Florida will provide education and support for tribal youth to help prevent relapse. Tribal courts will create a healing to wellness court for juveniles for alcoholism and substance abuse to provide an alternative justice court with comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs to address substance use disorders among Seminole youth. The goal is to intervene and provide treatment to avoid incarceration. CA/NCF