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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $250,000)

The FY 2006 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program allows American Indian and Alaska Native communities to plan and implement activities that will reduce and control crime associated with the distribution and use of alcohol and controlled substances in tribal communities. Through this program, the recipient will develop new or enhance existing strategies that prevent, interdict, and treat alcohol and drug use by tribal members. Awards will used to develop a project activity team; identify, apprehend, and prosecute those who illegally transport, distribute, and use alcohol and controlled substances; prevent and reduce the number of alcohol and substance-abuse-related crimes, traffic fatalities, and injuries; develop and enhance collaborations with federal, state, tribal, and local criminal justice agencies; integrate tribal and non-tribal services for offenders and their families; and make available culturally appropriate treatment and other services.

This grant will support the Yuyaraq Program, a strategy using Yup'ik Traditions, support services, education and increased law enforcement to reduce alcohol and substance abuse-related crimes, especially among youth. The goals for the program are to: (1) strengthen traditional knowledge, cultural identity, and support services for youth to remain sober, (2) provide prevention education and increased intervention, and (3) increase law enforcement related to the ban on the sale, importation, and possession of alcohol and other substances.


Date Created: June 14, 2006