Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $249,975)
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 be 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 Osage Nation will utilize the 2007 IASAP funds to address the methamphetamine crisis within the Osage Reservation and to develop a comprehensive strategy aimed at significantly reducing methamphetamine use, manufacture, and trafficking. The Nation will seek to educate its citizens ' especially youth ' on the dangers of meth use.
The operational support and leadership for this effort will come from the Osage Nation Anti-Meth Joint Task Force. Specifically, this project will entail the following activities: (1) Establish a multi-disciplinary advisory team to plan, implement, and monitor the proposed strategy; (2) identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who illegally transport, distribute, and use alcohol and controlled substances in tribal communities; (3) prevent and reduce alcohol- and substance-abuse related crimes (with a priority on methamphetamine), traffic fatalities, and injuries; (4) increase coordination among all levels of tribal government, law enforcement, the tribal criminal justice system, and support services; and (5) integrate federal, tribal, state, and local services and culturally appropriate treatment for offenders and their families. Funds will cover the following costs: Personnel and Fringe (four positions), travel (in- and out-of-state travel), general office supplies, consultant services (family/culture, evaluator, etc.), and various media related costs (videos, brochures, web site development, etc.).