President Biden proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month, an annual observance celebrating the contributions of Tribal peoples. OJJDP joins the President in honoring the culture and heritage of Native Americans and supporting Tribal nations.
"We will always honor the profound impact Native Americans continue to have in shaping our Nation and bringing us closer to the more perfect Union we know we can and must be."
— President Joseph Biden
OJJDP continues to support activities and initiatives for Tribal youth, awarding more than $7.5 million under the Tribal Youth Program and $2 million under the Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts—two purpose areas of the Department of Justice's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. The Office awarded an additional $3.25 million in FY 2022 funding to support the Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Tribal Children's Advocacy Centers Training and Technical Assistance program, and the Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development program.