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2017 Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Youth Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $350,000)

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) 2017 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 systems for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation will implement the Makizin Pathways Tribal Youth Program and provide court-involved male youth with the option of participating in a year-round intensive counseling and educational-based diversionary core curriculum, while participating in cultural & traditional activities with male role models of the community. Core activities to achieve program goals include building capacity by hiring professionals to design and implement the diversionary curriculum with the support of specialized training in strategic planning, social responsibility training, and mentorship; recruiting and training male mentors, and planning/delivering monthly retreats aligned with traditional rights of passage for these Oshkinaweg (young men in transition from youth to adulthood); creating infrastructure with internal and external controls to manage caseloads in and out of school; establishing data systems to document participation and outcomes and meet reporting requirements and timelines; ratifying MOU’s with key stakeholders to coordinate effort and maximize efficiency; delivering year-round core curriculum with behavioral health services to participants; meeting regularly with tribal leadership and the elder’s council to discuss impacts, hear feedback, and address concerns; and celebrate successes at formal rights-of-passage ceremonies. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2017