Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) is the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) provider for the training and technical assistance (TTA) of people working with Alaska Native youth, The Resource Basket—Alaska Native Youth Provider Network and Community Connection. The project’s mission is to reduce Alaska Native youth delinquency rates by increasing Tribal community and youth-serving organization capacity to nurture positive youth development and support strength-based and data-driven juvenile justice approaches. The Resource Basket TTA center works to serve rural communities to support healthy, resilient, and culturally connected Alaska Native youth.
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
- Tribal Community
- Youth Advocates
- Youth Services Professionals
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.
Training is based on OJJDP grantee and rural community needs; current trainings include:
- Traditional Circle Peacemaking.
- Evidence-Based Positive Youth Development.
- Trauma-Informed Approaches.
Community Development Program Director
- Youth Development