Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $498,219)
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. launched a Department-wide initiative on public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. As part of this effort, Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership conducted a series of meetings across the country addressing violent crime in Tribal communities. As a result, DOJ developed the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, combining DOJ's existing Tribal government-specific competitive solicitations into one, and thus requiring only one application from each Tribe or Tribal consortium. This approach provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. This award was selected under Purpose Area #8, Prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system (OJJDP-Tribal Youth Program - TYP), CFDA #16.731, authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Division B, Title II, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3122, 3134.
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians seeks to address the following goals: (1) prevent and reduce alcohol and substance abuse related crimes; (2) increase coordination with relevant organizations within the Tribe; and (3) protect children from alcohol and drug use and/or production. In order to meet these goals, The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will increase the Adult Probation Office Staff by adding an Administrative Assistant and provide activities/events for youth and parents regarding education and prevention. The Turtle Mountain Adult Probation Department works collaboratively with all treatment programs within the boundaries of Reservation and throughout Rolette County, Turtle Mountain Tribal Court, Belcourt Law Enforcement Center and the Hearts of Hope Victims Program. CA/NCF