Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $249,855)
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 Coquille Indian Tribe (CIT) will implement a prevention program that includes school drop out prevention, after-school, and mentoring programs. The overarching goal of this program component is to reduce juvenile delinquency perpetrated by CIT members within the next five-years. The sub-goals of this program include: 1) by 2014 ensure that all Tribal youth have multiple points of access to prevention, wellness, and justice programs based on Coquille cultural values and principles; 2) by 2014, double the Juvenile Crime Prevention Program participation rate of Tribal youth ages 12-18; and 3) by 2014, increase effectiveness and efficiency of inter-departmental coordination of programs and services directed to combat issues of juvenile crime.
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