Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $323,663)
Part of the Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, a joint initiative of DOJ and the U.S. Department of the Interior to improve law enforcement and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice in Indian country, OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program (TYP) supports and enhances tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended and the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma will establish Camp Kickapoo, an after school program which will operate two or more days per week for tribal youth and as a day camp for six-weeks during the summer. The juvenile delinquency prevention services being proposed by the Kickapoo Tribe will strengthen and enforce current ongoing prevention and family service programs. The Tribe's current programs have established successful methods of involving parents as volunteers and learners. The proposed programs are natural developmental extensions of existing programs within the Level of Care Model used by the Youth Services Department of the Tribe.
Family Support Services are provided for the benefit of all families. The goal of these services is to promote the healthy development of the individual, the family, the tribe and the community. Services are voluntary - open to all families. Prevention Services are provided to be of benefit to moderate and low risk families. The goal of these services is be to identify at-risk families and link the family to required prevention or rehabilitation services. Outpatient Counseling Services will benefit families which have specific needs such as individual or group therapy, family counseling, financial/consumer credit counseling, mental health counseling, child and juvenile problems, counseling for drug and alcohol issues, etc. At a minimum the following performance measures will be addressed: number of program youth and/or families served; number of service hours completed by youth/families; percentage of program youth who offend or re-offend; and percentage of program youth and/or families who exhibit change in targeted behaviors (i.e. substance use, anti-social behavior, truancy, gang involvement, etc). CA/NCF