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Red Cliff Tribal Youth Advocate

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $285,395)

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) 2016 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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides awards under CTAS Purpose Area 9--Tribal Youth Program (TYP) to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement programs that support and enhance Tribal efforts to prevent and control juvenile delinquency and strengthen juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.

The Red Cliff Band of Chippewa Indians proposes to address the problems of high truancy rates and youth violence and the potential for gang-influence. The decision to address truancy culminates from increased truancy rates combined with findings of the National Violence Prevention Resource Center’s 2014 Gang/Drug Threat Assessment for Red Cliff. The tribe seeks to create a Tribal Youth Truancy Advocate position for the purposes of monitoring citation issuance, coordinating and facilitating follow-up with each juvenile offender, coordinating with the Courts, Bayfield School, offender parents and/or legal guardians, Red Cliff Tribal Police, Red Cliff Indian Child Welfare, AODA, Red Cliff Youth Services Departments and the Red Cliff Coordinated Services Team. The project will seek to identify juveniles eligible for referral into alternative adjudication other than detention. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2016