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Petersburg Tribal Youth Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $300,000)

The Petersburg Indian Association is a federally recognized tribe with a tribal population of 493. The Petersburg Tribal Youth Program (PTYP) will serve 128 youth ages 5-17 and their families located on Mitkof Island in Southeastern Alaska. Southeast Alaska suffers from high rates of alcohol and other drug use that are closely linked to the problem of juvenile delinquency. In addition, Alaska Native youth in Petersburg are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system. As a result, the PTYP will seek to strengthen the ability of tribal staff and members to develop effective and culturally based delinquency prevention programs and mental health services. The program will focus on providing a variety of prevention services that may include mentoring, service referral and coordination for at-risk youth, cultural and life skills, and youth leadership. A planning year is included in this initiative to aid in developing a community assessment and a comprehensive evaluation plan.CA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2007