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Implementation of a Healing Court for Youth

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $199,138)

This award is made under the FY 2006 Tribal Courts Assistance Program and it supports the development, implementation, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal justice systems. Allowable elements under the program may include, but are not limited to: establishing a core structure for a tribal court, improving case management, training court personnel, acquiring additional equipment and/or software, enhancing prosecution and indigent defense, supporting probation diversion and alternative sentencing programs, accessing services, focusing on juvenile services and multi disciplinary protocols for child physical and sexual abuse, and structuring intertribal or tribal appellate systems.

The Coeur D' Alene Tribe will use the grant funds to hire a Juvenile Probation Officer, who will work with troubled youth. This position is critical to the operation of their court model. Without the grant funds, the Coeur D' Alene Tribe cannot proceed with their plan to reduce the rate of recidivism for juveniles by 25 percent, increase high school or GED completions, and provide training and employment opportunities for their youth. The mission of the Family Healing Center is to provide quality substance abuse services to members of the Coeur D' Alene Tribe and to members of other tribes who live within the boundaries of the Coeur D' Alene Reservation. The Family Healing Center provides information and referrals for DUI evaluations, screening and assessments for court-ordered evaluations, inpatient evaluation and referral, and intensive out-patient programming.


Date Created: September 5, 2006