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Sac and Fox Nation and Iowa Tribe Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

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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 Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, with bordering reservations, will partner with each other to provide substance abuse counseling and treatment services to Native American youth and adults. The Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska will serve as the fiscal agent. The FY 2008 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) funds will allow the tribes to provide a culturally appropriate substance abuse counseling program and purchase information technology software. The counseling and treatment services funded by the IASAP will address a crucial need for both tribes.

Currently, both tribes have limited access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the area and many residents lack the financial resources necessary to obtain access to substance abuse treatment services. The purchase of information technology software will allow the tribes to collect and share drug and alcohol related criminal justice systems data. The project objectives include: establishing and implementing a substance abuse counseling program on the reservation that is culturally appropriate for Native American youth and adults; developing a strategic planning advisory board; developing and implementing a three-year IASAP Tribal Safety Action Plan; developing and implementing an Information Technology Strategy Plan; and developing education materials for distribution at regional and national training conferences, workshops, and seminars.


Date Created: August 27, 2008