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Choctaw Alcohol & Substance Abuse ReEducation 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.

The grant funds to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive community-wide plan for addressing the high levels of alcohol and substance abuse. The Tribe will 1) increase the responses to alcohol and substance abuse including a variety of treatment and support alternatives; 2) create and maintain a database of violators that will enable police and Tribal Court to identify and prosecute repeat/serious offenders; 3) review and integrate new strategies to address the problems across all tribal operations.


Date Created: September 10, 2006