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Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians FY 2007 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $208,920)

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 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will use their FY 2007 IASAP funds to develop and enhance Tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to methamphetamine use, prevention, and control within the tribal jurisdiction. A multi-disciplinary advisory team will create a strategy of prevention to address issues related to the manufacture, distribution, and use of methamphetamine. The strategy includes the creation of tribal statute and proactive policies and procedures that will bring together staff and community members. Strategy details include: 1) expansion of existing partnerships at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels; 2) integration of cultural considerations; 3) delivery of presentations to other law enforcement and service provider agencies to include information about methamphetamine in Indian Country; and 4) development and implementation of a community awareness campaign to increase knowledge and awareness in the community in the identification of methamphetamine use, manufacture, and distribution.


Date Created: September 3, 2007