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Peacegiving Court Expansion Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $352,249)

The Coquille Indian Tribe will operate the Peacegiving Court, a leading restorative justice model for Indian Country. The Court is reflective of the communities and cultures that it serves and is based on restorative justice principles. It is the product of cooperation between two Tribal entities (Coquille Indian Tribe and the Tribes that constitute the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians). This project will support the development of strong collaborative relationships with State juvenile court systems, local law enforcement, and other service providers. It will help approximately 630 Tribal youth, under the age of 18, who commit violation level crimes, take responsibility and make amends to the individuals and communities affected. Sanctions will range from formal apologies to those impacted to banishment from the Tribe. Typical sanctions include community service, working with elders, paying fines, and required counseling. This project would expand the capacity and capability of the Peacegiving Court to enhance outreach, improve data management, and expand information sharing. Performance measures will include participant behavior change and recidivism. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2008