Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $225,000)
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is a federally recognized Indian Tribe that will provide prevention services to impact risk factors for delinquency. Prevention services include risk factor identification, anti-gang education, youth gun violence reduction programs, truancy prevention programs, school dropout prevention programs, after school programs, and/or parenting education programs.
The project will target 100 youth annually between the ages of 6 and 17 years. The project will be located in each of the four colonies: Carson Colony, Nevada; Dresslerville Colony, Nevada; Stewart Colony, Nevada; Woodfords Colony, Nevada. The program will take place within each of the four Tribal community-based after school and summer recreation programs. The project will collaborate with the schools, community elders, families, and community leaders, providing training, education, leadership development and social/family activities. The project will coordinate with existing programs and services.