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White Earth Tribal Youth Program Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Becker, Clearwater, Mahnomen
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $500,000)

The White Earth Tribal Court aims to improve their tribal juvenile justice system by developing and implementing indigenous justice strategies through strategic planning focused at identifying juveniles entering the system with disabilities, as well as collaborating with tribal departments to create comprehensive screening tools to assist with intake assessments, referral, and advocacy. The following goals for the project have been identified: Goal 1) to develop and implement an indigenous justice strategy that will positively impact the lives of juveniles and their families on the White Earth Reservation; Goal 2) to gain a better comprehension of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and its impact on tribal members who are juveniles by adopting culturally appropriate and evidence based intake assessment practices and train and educate community stakeholders to better evaluate and manage their juvenile justice system; Goal 3) to provide effective screening, diagnoses, case management and advocacy for FASD; and Goal 4) to enhance reentry programs and juvenile probation services, which will include tribal youth courts, girl-focused programming, etc. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2008