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 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.
In November 2006, the Chippewa Cree Tribal Council issued a proclamation to aggressively address drug use on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. The tribe has taken immediate action to counteract the destructive influences of alcohol and substance abuse that is ravaging their tribal members. This funding will be used to make this action against drug and alcohol abuse possible. The goal will be to establish a tribal family court service delivery system. The objectives are to: deliver comprehensive and effective services to a minimum of forty families each year by providing an array of collaborative assessment, intervention, treatment, monitoring and case management services - as needed; implement an effective and efficient record tracking system; promote public safety and enhance program effectiveness by establishing partnerships with human services agencies, community-based organizations, and traditional tribal leaders to address the health, education, and social needs of each family; advance public safety by reducing the rate of alcohol and drug abuse in the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation through effective and appropriate adjudication of crimes related to substance abuse; and to reduce recidivism.