Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $314,719)
The Justice Department's grant-making components have created a streamlined approach for federally recognized Tribes, Tribal consortia, Alaska Native villages and corporations, as well as authorized tribal designees to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding opportunities. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) serves as a single solicitation for existing tribal government-specific grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The CTAS solicitation is designed to assist tribes with addressing crime and public safety issues in a comprehensive manner. The CTAS grant-application process was inspired by and developed after consultation with tribal leaders, including sessions at the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session in 2009, and has been updated based on continued tribal consultations and listening sessions.
The goal of the project is to enhance the Quapaw Tribe's efforts to control juvenile delinquency by implementing an alcohol and drug abuse prevention program to combat future drug and alcohol use/abuse and methamphetamine production, distribution and use on Quapaw lands. By the end of the project period, one Quapaw Tribal Marshal will be D.A.R.E. plus(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) certified and commissioned in two school districts; equipment and supplies will be purchased and commissioned to provide the Marshals with the necessary equipment and supplies to provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs; and the Marshals will have completed a minimum of three rounds of D.A.R.E. plus sessions, for two school districts, with a minimum of 100 youth successfully completing program. The target population to be served by this project is youth grades K-12 (ages 5-17) that attend Quapaw public schools and Commerce public schools. The project will provide juvenile delinquency prevention services by implementing a D.A.R.E. plus program to provide juvenile delinquency prevention services. The youth participating in the will take pre- and post-tests to gauge their knowledge and the effectiveness of the program. The youth, school, and parents will complete satisfaction/needs surveys in order to determine the priorities that need to be addressed and their feedback as to program operations. Feedback will also be gathered during Business Committee and Tribal Justice Strategic Advisory Board meetings from all customers, stakeholders, and general public.