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Red Cliff Tribal Juvenile Accountability Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

Under the authority bestowed by 42 U.S.C. Section 3796ee-1, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) made under its Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants (Tribal JADG) Program to federally recognized tribal communities to develop and implement programs that hold AI/AN youth accountable for delinquent behavior and strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems. For the purposes of this program, 'juvenile' refers to youth ages 17 and younger. Federally recognized tribes may use program funds to address 1 or more of the 17 Tribal JADG Program's purpose areas.

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is a Federally Recognized Tribe and is located at the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula in Bayfield County in Northern Wisconsin. The total tribal population is 5,312. The setting for this project will be the First American Prevention Center (FAPC) which is the center for several prevention programs located on the Red Cliff Reservation. This project will serve youth ages 12 - 17 with the expectation of serving between 15 and 25 juveniles per year.

This project will target the following purpose areas (PA): PA #3. "Promote the effective and expeditious administration of the juvenile justice system" by hiring a youth officer to follow up on truancy and petty crimes. PA # 9 "Establish and maintain a system of juvenile records designed to promote public safety" by improving the collection of juvenile records for Tribal and county data. PA # 11 and 14 (combined) "establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs designed to reduce recidivism among juveniles who are referred by law enforcement personnel or agencies" and "establish and maintain a restorative justice program" by offering juvenile offenders an FAPC sponsored Cognitive Behavioral change program which will result in the juveniles taking responsibility for their actions through the mechanism of a public apology and dedicated community service. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2009