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Omaha Tribe''s "Ten Clans Intervention Initiative"
Indians and Substance Abuse Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $250,000)

The FY 2007 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 (with a priority on methamphetamine), 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 Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will use federal funds to combat crime presented by gangs, alcohol, violence against women, and substance abuse especially the escalation of methamphetamine use in Indian country. Funds will be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the tribal justice system by purchasing equipment, providing training, creating the Ten Clans Intervention Initiative, and hiring a Project Manager. The Project Manager will establish a Project Advisory Team (PAT) to plan, implement, and monitor the strategic plan in order to instill or increase coordination among prevention system stakeholders, including all levels of tribal government, law enforcement, tribal criminal justice system, and tribal support services. They will revise Tribal Codes that will assist in identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting offenders who have illegally transported, distributed, and abused alcohol and/or controlled substances within tribal jurisdiction. They will provide prevention and community activities aimed at reducing substance abuse-related crimes, traffic fatalities, and injuries.


Date Created: September 9, 2007