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ANJC Rural Youth Alcohol Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $300,000)

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 Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) is a private, non-profit organization created in 1993 that serves as a bridge between Alaska Natives and Alaska's civil and criminal justice system. The ANJC has helped nearly 9,000 Alaskan Natives and Native Americans through its advocacy, prevention and intervention programs and other services, such as informational resources, technical assistance and training, attorney referral, advocacy, support and civil pro-se services and clinics.

The goal of ANJC's Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program is to ensure that juvenile violators of the State's alcohol and substance abuse laws comply with court-ordered, State-certified drug and alcohol education programs. The ANJC will offer a State-certified education program in rural areas, provide juvenile case management services, and monitor cases to ensure compliance with court-ordered sanctions. Grant funds will be used by ANJC to hire a Youth Service Coordinator to manage its program, monitor offender compliance, conduct training, and work with State and Tribal Courts. The ANJC will convene an advisory board comprising of representatives from the State court system, rural tribal courts, and tribal treatment facilities. The ANJC advisory board will oversee program implementation and the members will provide ongoing support to the youth service coordinator in the overall administration of the program.


Date Created: August 21, 2008