Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) seeks to promote justice and reduce delinquency rates for Alaska Native youth through The Resource Basket Training and Technical Assistance Center by 1) increasing tribal communities' and service providers' capacity to better meet Alaska Native youths' cultural needs and support their successful functioning through statewide training and technical assistance (TTA) services; and 2) providing culturally appropriate TTA and associated support to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program and Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts grantees in Alaska. These projects will operate collaboratively, targeting youth-serving organizations and tribal communities, particularly in rural communities where the need and associated risk factors are the greatest. Project activities will include the maintenance of a strong statewide network of service providers and key stakeholders in youth-related fields that guide, build, and improve The Resource Basket TTA Center (The Resource Basket) while promoting data-driven strategies, multi-disciplinary partnerships, and culturally appropriate tools and content. The Resource Basket will mobilize and connect subject matter experts in providing TTA to OJJDP grantees, tribal communities, and associated service providers through rural village/community-based training events, webinars, workshop presentations, teleconferences, videos, newsletters, list-serve announcements, and phone/email support. Ongoing stakeholder input and needs assessments will ensure the TTA approaches are Alaska-specific, culturally appropriate, and meet the unique needs of the tribal communities.
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP)
The Resource Basket works to support Tribes, youth program staff, volunteers, parents, and juvenile justice professionals. The project provides technical assistance to Alaska Tribal grantees and rural communities in supporting the development and success of their youth-serving projects. Training is provided through onsite visits, travel-sponsored trainings, and webinars. Technical assistance is provided by phone, email, networking, and referrals. The project works to support diversion initiatives for youth offenders; facilitate peer-to-peer sharing among youth workers; and gather, curate, and promote resources.
- Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
- Community Members
- Court Personnel
- Detention/Corrections Staff
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- Law Enforcement
- Mentoring Professionals
- Nonprofit Organizations
- School Personnel
- Social Services
- State Advisory Groups
- Substance Abuse Professionals
- Youth Advocates
This project is specifically designed for Alaska Native Tribal community and youth-serving organizations that focus on nurturing positive youth development and support strength-based and data-driven juvenile approaches.
Community Development Program Director
- Child Advocacy/Protection
- Tribal Youth
- Youth Involvement