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Tribal Youth Program Resource Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,750,000)

This program furthers the Department’s mission to prevent crime and delinquency and build resiliency by providing culturally appropriate training, support, resources, information, and other related technical assistance to assist tribes and tribal youth. The program provides training and technical assistance to all federally recognized tribes around juvenile justice issues, including intensive support to OJJDP’s tribal program grantees. The tribal youth training and technical assistance provider will also provide assistance to all other interested federally recognized tribes, to build capacity to develop, expand, improve, and/or maintain their juvenile justice systems. This includes support for courts, probation, prosecutors and other key stakeholders charged with responding to juvenile crime as well as an intentional focus on prevention programs targeting risk and protective factors for juvenile delinquency. Priority areas include juvenile healing-to-wellness courts; tribal youth-specific prevention, intervention, and treatment programming; and tribal-state juvenile justice collaborations to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The successful applicant will collaborate closely with OJJDP’s other training and technical assistance efforts and providers.

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) will develop the Tribal Youth Program Resource Center (TYPRC) to serve as a knowledgeable training and technical assistance (TTA) provider that understands tribal communities and supporting community-led solutions; filling knowledge and resource gaps by helping indigenize evidence-based practices, innovating and reinstating culturally-appropriate responses, and collaborating with tribal, state, and local partners. The project’s goal is to provide culturally based, trauma-informed training, support, and other related TTA to all OJJDP-funded tribal grantees, as well as, other federally recognized tribes, to build capacity to develop, expand, improve, and/or maintain their juvenile justice continuum with a focus on improving outcomes for tribal youth. The overall objective is to develop a range of individualized, intensive, culturally-specific, trauma-informed tribal TTA to support tribal efforts to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency by strengthening tribally driven approaches along the juvenile justice continuum including (1) delinquency prevention and intervention initiatives;(2) interventions for court-involved youth; (3) treatment services for at-risk/high-risk youth, services for youth in detention or out-of-home placement; and (4) services for children who are victims of sex trafficking.

TLPI will consistently monitor efforts through a management information system and will report on performance measures, such as the number of TTA requests received and processed, the number of training events held, and the percent of people exhibiting an
increased knowledge. No portion of the project budget will be used to conduct research.

Date Created: September 27, 2018