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Suquamish Tribe Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $299,998)

The FY 2008 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) provides funding and technical assistance to federally recognized tribal governments to plan, implement, or enhance tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Key IASAP objectives include: developing a project activity team; identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting 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; developing and enhancing collaborations with federal, state, tribal, and local criminal justice agencies; integrating tribal and non-tribal services for offenders and their families; and making available culturally appropriate treatment and other services.

The Suquamish Tribe will use the FY 2008 IASAP funds to ensure the continuity of its traditions and culture while maintaining its sovereignty and self-determination by enhancing its Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse (IASA) Program. The grant funds will be used to enforce and prosecute substance abuse laws, expand services to perpetrators and victims, and enhance prevention and intervention activities. The funds will be used by the Tribe to hire a chemical dependency professional, a drug court coordinator, a part-time prosecutor and to purchase information software technology for the Suquamish Police Department. The Suquamish Tribe's IASA Program is guided by a task force comprised of the Chief Judge, Tribal Prosecutor, Tribal Police Chief, Indian Child Welfare Director, Education Department Prevention Worker, Community Health Prevention Worker, Wellness Center Director, Domestic Violence Coordinator, Victims of Substance Abuse Crimes, and volunteer members of the community. The IASA Task Force will meet quarterly and oversee program implementation and evaluation. The task force and its members will provide ongoing support to the Drug Court Coordinator in the overall administration of the program. The coordinator will issue thorough and comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports on a regular basis to keep all interested parties apprised of its efforts.


Date Created: September 7, 2008