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Reno Colony IASAP

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $299,940)

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 Reno Sparks Indian Colony will use the FY 2008 IASAP federal funding to enhance the capacity and infrastructure at the tribal and local level by developing a comprehensive strategic plan for prevention and intervention of alcohol and substance abuse problems on the Reno Sparks Indian Colony reservation.

The first goal is to improve service coordination among agencies involved with substance abusers and their families, thereby reducing the recurrence of methamphetamine, alcohol and/or substance abuse related crimes by 20% by the end of the funding cycle. The objective will be to develop policies and inter-governmental agreements for engaging tribal programs in the identification of criminal justice/treatment responses to methamphetamine, alcohol, and substance abuse through an 'Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program' Team and Intervention program.

The second goal for years 1, 2, and 3 of the project is to reduce the recurrence of alcohol and/or substance abuse by providing culturally appropriate alcohol and substance abuse treatment to 50% of offenders by September 2011. A 12-month structured IASAP treatment program that includes both deferred prosecution and post-adjudication programs will be implemented.

The third goal in years 1, 2, and 3 is to increase aggressive enforcement and prosecution of those engaged in illegal drug and alcohol transportation, distribution, or use. The tribe's IASAP program is designed to provide a diversion for offenders who appear in Tribal Court on alcohol/drug related charges. After the defendant has entered a plea to the charge, preferably a guilty or no contest plea, the defendant applies to participate in the IASAP Treatment Program. Subsequently, the IASAP team reviews the assessment, current charges, and criminal and treatment history of the defendant. Upon acceptance into the program, the defendant is referred to an attorney to prepare a motion to present to the Tribal Court to transfer the case to the IASAP coordinator. The program is divided into a screening process and level of care phases of recovery. In addition to the aforementioned activities, an information technology strategy will be developed, outlining criminal justice data sharing among tribal, federal, state, and local partners within the first six months and updated twice a year.


Date Created: August 21, 2008