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Akiachak Native Community (ANC) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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 development and implementation of a comprehensive community-wide plan for addressing the high levels of alcohol and substance abuse (ASA) in the very isolated Akiachak Native Community. The strategy emphasizes increased enforcement efforts to stop importing of alcohol and expansion of treatment opportunities for known users.

The two-year project has the following goals:
(1) To increase the professionalism of tribal responses to ASA, including a variety of treatment and support alternatives.

(2) To create and maintain a database of violators that will enable the police and Tribal Court to identify and prosecute repeat/serious offenders appropriately.

(3) To review, update, and strengthen Akiachak codes, ordinances, and penalities against crimes and violations involving ASA.

(4) To increase integration of Akiachak professionals and leaders with outside sources of expertise.

(5) To integrate new strategies to address the problem across all tribal operations.


Date Created: June 14, 2006