FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                OJJDP

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2001                                   202/307-0703

 

 

       JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GRANTS TO HELP TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

                COMBAT JUVENILE CRIME AND DRUG ABUSE

 

        Additional Grants to Help Improve Tribal Youth Mental Health Services

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirty-eight American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal communities will receive nearly $8 million in grants to help prevent and control youth violence and substance abuse, the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today.  The Tribal Youth Program will support accountability-based sanctions, training for juvenile court judges, strengthening family bonds, substance abuse counseling and other programs.

OJJDP also announced that an additional six American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal communities will share nearly $1 million in grants to improve mental health services for tribal at-risk youth and juvenile offenders.  The Tribal Youth Program Mental Health Initiative awards will support services in homes, schools and the juvenile justice system.

“These grants illustrate our continued commitment to address youth violence in Indian country,” said OJJDP Acting Administrator John J. Wilson.  “Mental health services are important both in helping to prevent delinquency and in effectively treating juvenile offenders.”

Tribal Youth Program funds may be used for activities involving juvenile crime and victimization prevention; interventions for tribal youth in the juvenile justice system; juvenile justice system improvements; and substance abuse prevention.

OJJDP selected the 38 grantees through a competitive review process from a pool of 69 applicants. Awards range from $73,352 to $498,475 depending on the tribal service population, and are for a three-year period. With OJJDP funding, American Indian Development Associates will provide training and technical assistance to the grantees.  Some grantees will participate in a national evaluation.

The Tribal Youth Program was created through the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act for 1999, P.L. 105-277.  The program is part of a joint Justice Department and Interior Department Indian Country Law Enforcement Improvement Initiative.

Tribal Youth Program Mental Health Initiative funds may be used for the same purposes as Tribal Youth Program funds, but the projects must have a significant mental health component.  Projects can include diagnostic screening and psychological treatment of juvenile offenders, mental health training for juvenile justice professionals and increased coordination

between existing mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.  Prevention-related projects can include anger management and family counseling.

The Tribal Youth Program Mental Health Initiative was created through the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2000, P.L. 106-113 as a supplement to the Tribal Youth Program.  The initiative is part of the Mental Health and Community Safety Initiative for

American Indian/Alaskan Native Children Youth and Families, a joint effort of the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Interior and Education.

 

       OJJDP selected the 6 grantees through a competitive review process from a pool of 21 applicants.  Awards range from $75,000 to $300,000. 

 Attached is a list of Tribal Youth Program grants and Tribal Youth Mental Health Initiative grants.  Copies of the Tribal Youth Program fact sheet, as well as information about other OJJDP publications, programs and conferences, are available through the OJJDP Website at ojjdp.ncjrs.org and from OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, Box 6000, Rockville, Maryland 20857. The toll-free number is 1-800/638-8736.

Information about other Office of Justice Programs (OJP) bureaus and program offices is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov.  Media should contact OJP’s Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.    

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OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

TRIBAL YOUTH PROGRAM

FY 2000 AWARDS

 

 

 

 

State

 

City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

AK

 

Anchorage

 

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

 

$165,504*

 

Viann Nations

 

907/265-5911

 

AK

 

Fairbanks

 

Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc.

 

$498,475*

 

Beverly BadHorse

 

907/452-8251

 

AK

 

Hydaburg

 

Hydaburg Cooperative Association

 

$ 75,000*

 

John Carle

 

907/285-3666

 

AK

 

Wasilla

 

Knik Tribal Council

 

$100,000*

 

Carol M. Theodore

 

907/373-7991

 

AZ

 

Fountain Hills

 

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

 

$ 75,000*

 

Paul Cervenka

 

480/816-7107

 

AZ

 

Sacaton

 

Gila River Indian Community

 

$467,470*

 

Bertha Gladden

 

520/562-1983

 

CA

 

Chico

 

Mechoopda Indian Tribe

 

$ 75,000*

 

Cynthia Philips

 

530/899-8922

 

CO

 

Ignacio

 

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

 

$ 99,966*

 

Dedra Millich

 

970/563-4517

 

ID

 

Lapwai

 

Nez Perce Tribe

 

$100,000*

 

Thomas E. Idol

 

208/843-2253

 

KS

 

Mayetta

 

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

 

$ 99,361*

 

Veronica N. Zerrer

 

785/966-4075

 

MI

 

Brimley

 

Bay Mills Indian Community

 

$ 75,000*

 

Kathy Adair

 

906/248-5524

 

MI

 

Suttons Bay

 

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

 

$ 79,054*

 

Jolanda Murphy

 

231/271-3538

 

MN

 

Onamia

 

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians

 

$100,000*

 

Bonnie Stromvall

 

320/532-7586

 

MN

 

White Earth

 

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

 

$233,000*

 

Jeff Shaumann

 

218/983-3285,

 ext. 290

 

MT

 

Harlem

 

Fort Belknap Indian Community

 

$100,000*

 

Terry Healy

 

406/353-8394

 

MT

 

Pablo

 

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

 

$492,159*

 

Jeannine Padilla

 

406/675-2700, ext.1009

 

MT

 

Poplar

 

Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

 

$250,000*

 

Rita Weeks

 

406/768-5558

 

ND

 

Belcourt

 

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

 

$492,963*

 

Charles J. Trottier

 

701/477-0470,

ext. 49

 

ND

 

Fort Yates

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 

$249,999*

 

Duane Silk

 

701/854-7210

 

NM

 

San Felipe

 

Pueblo of San Felipe

 

$100,000*

 

Bruce D. Garcia

 

505/867-3381

 

NV

 

Owyhee

 

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation

 

$100,000*

 

Kyle Prior

 

775/757-3211

 

NV

 

Reno

 

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC)

 

$100,000*

 

Carol Pinto

 

775/329-2936

 

NY

 

Hogansburg

 

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

 

$100,000*

 

Heather McDonald

 

518/358-4516

 

OK

 

Ada

 

The Chickasaw Nation

 

$498,170*

 

Lisa Blackman

 

580/436-2603

 

OK

 

Concho

 

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

 

$250,000*

 

Myrcine Mosqueda

 

405/262-0345, Ext. 130

 

OK

 

Shawnee

 

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

 

$497,566*

 

Janet Draper

 

405/878-4831

 

OR

 

Burns

 

Burns Paiute Indian Reservation

 

$ 75,000*

 

Joanne Riley-Human

 

541/573-7132, Ext. 230

 

OR

 

Coos Bay

 

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

 

$ 75,000*

 

Francis Somday

 

541/888-9577

 

OR

 

North Bend

 

Coquille Indian Tribe

 

$ 75,000*

 

Edward Forbes

 

541/756-0904

 

SD

 

Eagle Butte

 

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

 

$470,617*

 

Dani Cudmore

 

605/964-8344

 

SD

 

Lower Brule

 

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe TEAM Program

 

$100,000*

 

Lita J. Pepion

 

605/473-5566

 

SD

 

Rosebud

 

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

 

$471,017*

 

Carmen Hicks

 

605/747-2278

 

TX

 

El Paso

 

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

 

$ 74,719*

 

Patricia Riggs

 

915/860-7449

 

WA

 

Sequim

 

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

 

$ 75,000*

 

Liz Mueller

 

360/683-1109

 

WA

 

Shelton

 

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency

 

$ 99,974*

 

Amadeo Tiam

 

360/426-8251

 

WA

 

Spokane

 

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations

 

$162,317*

 

John Beck

 

509/533-6910

 

WA

 

Usk

 

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

 

$ 73,352*

 

Kathy Jensen

 

800/377-8883

 

WI

 

Odana

 

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/ Bad River Family Preservation and Support

 

$171,498*

 

Eugene Bigboy

 

714/850-7263

 

Total:    $7,897,181

* Award amounts are subject to final budget review.

 


                      OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

                             TRIBAL YOUTH PROGRAM MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

                                               FY 2000 AWARDS

 

 

 

 

State

 

City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

AK

 

Anchorage

 

The Chugachmiut, Chugach Region of Alaska

 

$ 99,999*

 

Mark Nelles

 

907/562-4155

 

AK

 

Anchorage

 

Southcentral Foundation(Anchorage At Large)

 

$300,000*

 

Katherine Gottlieb

 

907/729-4955

 

MI

 

Wilson

 

Hannahville Indian Community (Potawatomi Band)

 

$ 75,000*

 

Carol Begquist

 

906/466-2959

 

MS

 

Philadelphia

 

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

 

$200,000*

 

Kathyrn LeLaurin

 

601/389-6290

 

 

Poplar

 

Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

 

$199,999*

 

Rita Weeks

 

406/768-5558

 

NV

 

Nixon

 

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

 

$ 99,539*

 

Jon M. Pishion

 

775/574-1000

 

Total:      $974,537

* Award amounts are subject to final budget review.