Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $350,000)
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.
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (LdFCST) is a Federally Recognized Tribe located in Vilas County, Wisconsin, with a service population of 3,323 tribal members. The tribe is applying for funding in category 3, Tribal Juvenile Justice Improvement through the following activities. Developing, coordinating, and implementing indigenous justice strategies; developing tribal juvenile codes; utilizing intake assessments, advocacy programs for tribal youths having formal contact with law enforcement; implementing gender-specific programming for tribal youths involved with both the county and tribal court systems; and in enhancing juvenile probation services and reentry programs. The Lac du Flambeau Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) will serve approximately 198 tribal youths between the ages of 10-17 years, during the grant period.
The goals of the LdFCST, under the Mental Health Program Services category is to increase the number of tribal youths involved with the program, receiving appropriate mental health access, through a comprehensive plan that involves appropriate screening assessments, counseling services, case management, crisis intervention and identification (through Safety Plan), and therapeutic services that address co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and the provision of referral and placement services, through the CST process. CA/NCF