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Wichita and Affiliated Tribes-Tribal Justice System Strategic Plan

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $150,000)

Abstract – Purpose Area 2 Wichita and Affiliated Tribes – Tribal Justice System Strategic Plan The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is a federally recognized tribe located in Caddo County, Oklahoma. With this funding, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Tribal Justice System Strategic Plan will provide a comprehensive justice-system wide strategic plan which will address victim services (substance abuse treatment, crime victims’ rights and services for victims of crime), juvenile justice, economic development, law enforcement, planning for a tribal Healing to Wellness Court, and Tribal jails. Brief description of the project’s purpose: With the guidance of the DOJ-BJA TTA provider Mentor Team, the goal is to enhance the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Tribal Justice System by developing a strategic action plan that addresses crime, safety, and wellness in a culturally sensitive manner. Population to be served:  The population to be served is the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Tribal Enrollment of 3,481 tribal members including the other five tribes in this area. Each tribe will be provided a copy of the Final Tribal Justice System Strategic Plan to be utilized in their respective communities. Activities that the applicant will implement to achieve the project’s goals and objectives. •    Staffing: Hiring a full time Justice Planning Director•    Staff training:  Attending mandatory CTAS Grant Orientation and DOJ/BJA TTA Mentor Team training throughout the project•    Strategic Planning:  Extensive on-site, office-and/or virtual-based with virtual support and guidance facilitated to conduct focus groups and stakeholder interviews by the DOJ/BJA TTA Mentor      Team for the Tribal Justice Workgroup•    Project Administration: Throughout the 18-month project, mandatory program reports, performance evaluations and financial reports will be conducted, per regulatory standards of the funding     agency, to ensure progress and a successful projectIf you are requesting funding in multiple purpose areas, is the receipt of funding in a particular purpose area required for the implementation of any other purpose area being requested? If so, explain. Though receipt of funding is not required to implement the other purpose areas, they are intertwined.  The Strategic Planning that is the core of Purpose Area 2 is the cornerstone of the proposed Purpose Area 3 and Purpose Area 9 applications, also being submitted and will provide coordination to improve victim services and as well as re-entry services within our justice system. Purpose Area 3 seeks funding to provide services through a re-entry program to adult offenders who are transitioning back to the community. Purpose Area 9 proposes to develop an evidenced-based, preventative wrap around Tribal Youth Program for youth 12-17 years old, to assist with educational expectations, minimize youth truancy, dropout rates, delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, depression and suicide through prevention, intervention, and counseling to increase a youth’s leadership potential and to prevent and reduce negative life choices.

Date Created: September 29, 2021