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Penobscot Nation Indian 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 Penobscot Nation will utilize the Fiscal Year 2008 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program funds to strengthen the collaboration between the Penobscot Nation Boys and Girls Club and the Penobscot Nation Police Department. Efforts to enhance partnerships will create opportunities to more effectively and efficiently reduce substance abuse and substance abuse-related crimes within the Penobscot Nation community. A diverse strategic planning advisory board, which will include representatives from multiple agencies and community members, will assist with the planning, implementing, and monitoring of project goals. The goals of the project are to engage the tribal community in the identification of criminal justice responses to the problem of drug and alcohol abuse; provide prevention programs and reduce alcohol and substance abuse-related crimes and injuries; reduce the re-occurrence of alcohol and substance abuse-related crime; prosecute those engaged in illegal drug and alcohol distribution or use; improve communication and data sharing with outside agencies; and create mutual aid agreements with non-tribal agencies with the purpose of improving collaborations.


Date Created: August 14, 2008