Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $122,600)
Wyandotte Nation is the lead applicant for the Purpose Area # 2 Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning Program to address the crime and public safety problems affecting its tribal justice and community wellness. The Tribe’s proposed project will develop and create a comprehensive justice system–wide strategic plan based upon DOJ provided training as well as results from both in-person and online needs assessments as well as the tribe’s goals, needs, and mission and vision statements.
Primary activities to carry out the proposed project include hiring a Project Manager in order to facilitate the strategic planning process with a DOJ provided Training and Technical Assistance provider, traveling to the New Grantee Orientation, participating in three phases of training allowing the planning team to work together on identifying strengths, needs, and goals of the Tribe, conducting a community needs assessment, analyzing data from the assessment, and drafting and editing a Tribal Action Plan within the 24 month time frame. The Plan will be printed and distributed to the Tribal Council, Administration, Department Directors, and staff involved in law enforcement, Tribal courts, violent crime, crime related to substance and alcohol abuse, and services for all victims of crime.
Matrixes will be designed to measure, calculate and quantify data to ensure project goals, related objectives, activities, completion of tasks, and person(s) responsible for completing each task are being met. Data will be analyzed by the Project Manager and reported to BJA via JustGrants as well as tribal citizens through the tribal newsletter and website on a quarterly basis. Success will be measured by completion of aforementioned activities.
The project will benefit the 1,294 tribal citizens within Wyandotte Nation’s service area of a 50-mile radius from tribal headquarters; however, it is the Tribe’s desire to serve and positively impact all native and non-native residents in the tribal community.