Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $416,030)
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. Under Category 1, funding supports tribes that propose to develop a new tribal youth program.
The Catawba Indian Nations program will create a program for the Boys & Girls Club, which will result in more services to tribal youth. The Boys & Girls Club will continue to provide prevention services in the form of evidence-based programming for completing high school, truancy prevention, and career services. The Boys & Girls Club will provide career-driven mentors for high school age teens, connecting them with a community member who can guide them and give them hands-on experience as they prepare for the next phase of their life, and keep the youth motivated to complete high school. CA/NCF