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Culturally Appropriate Restorative Justice Response to Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $249,995)

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 Native Village of St. Paul will use FY 2007 IASAP funds to: 1) establish a multidisciplinary advisory team to plan, implement, and monitor the strategy; 2) prosecute those who illegally transport, distribute, and use alcohol and controlled substances; 3) reduce substance abuse related crimes; 4) increase coordination among services providers and law enforcement agencies; and 5) develop and implement culturally appropriate treatment services for offenders and their families. This effort will be facilitated and managed through the full-time Restorative Justice Coordinator position, who will be assisted by the part-time Administrative Assistant position. Funds will also be expended for OJP-approved travel and training, honoraria for the critical participation of the tribal judge and a tribal elder, as well as training fees to a specialized professional trainer.


Date Created: September 9, 2007