Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $149,634)
Dena’ Nena’ Henash (dba Tanana Chiefs Conference) is a consortium of 37 federally recognized tribes located in Fairbanks, Alaska. TCC represents the following tribes for the purposes of this grant application Alatna Village, Allakaket Village, Anvik Village, Arctic Village, Beaver Village, Birch Creek Tribe, Chalkyitsik Village, Circle Native Community, Village of Dot Lake, Native Village of Eagle, Evansville Village, Native Village of Fort Yukon, Galena Village, Organized Village of Grayling, Healy Lake Village, Holy Cross Tribe, Hughes Village, Huslia Village, Village of Kaltag, Koyukuk Native Village, Manley Hot Springs Village, McGrath Native Village, Native Village of Minto, Nenana Native Association, Nikolai Village, Northway Village, Nulato Village, Rampart Village, Native Village of Ruby, Shageluk Native Village, Native Village of Stevens, Takotna Village, Native Village of Tanana, Native Village of Tanacross, Telida Village, Native Village of Tetlin, Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government.
With the Purpose Area #2 funding, TCC’s Tribal Government & Justice Division and Tribal Justice Steering Committee will work to complete the following goals to continue with the Tribal Justice growth of the Tribes in the TCC Region: to focus on designing a holistic strategic plan for the TCC’s region’s tribal justice growth including enhancing the tribal court infrastructures both in the rural villages and the in Fairbanks where regional services are provided. We propose to do this by: 1) Create and Hire a Tribal Justice Strategic Planning Specialist; 2) Updating and Implementing a Tribal Justice Expansion Strategic Plan 3) Apply for funding to enhance Intertribal Court infrastructure and rural public safetey infrastructure, and other identified needs identified in the strategic plan.
Develop a justice system-wide strategic plan that identifies the priority needs facing the applicant’s justice system and outline a detailed, strength-based, victim-centered strategy that includes: Community resources that support alternatives to incarceration and re-entry into the community following incarceration (i.e., jail, prison, etc.), Addressing juvenile justice needs from prevention through re-entry, Strategies to address crime related to substance and alcohol abuse, including opioids and meth, Collaborative strategies to address serious and violent crime, Alternatives to incarceration, Rural Community supervision, Therapeutic Courts (State), Law enforcement, etc..