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Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $298,812)

The FY 2009 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 law enforcement led strategies which focus on controlling and preventing alcohol & substance abuse), 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 Southern Indian Health Council (SIHC) is a nonprofit organization consortium comprising the tribes of La Posta, Ewiiaapaayp, Barona, Campo, Jamul, Manzanita, and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. SIHC provides a system of coordinated health services, including primary medical care, dental care, health promotion programs, myriad social services, as well as outpatient alcohol/drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery maintenance programs. SIHC will ensure the continuity of the Tribes' traditions and cultures while maintaining their sovereignty and self-determination by developing a Tribal Safety Strategic Plan to address alcohol and substance abuse. The plan is a collaboration between law enforcement and treatment providers to create a comprehensive strategy to control and prevent crimes associated with substance abuse. They will support programs that will include prevention, intervention, substance abuse/dependency treatment, short and long range structured aftercare, and community and individual support systems. An advisory board comprising tribal government officials, law enforcement, and judicial staff will oversee the project. The advisory board will reduce and prevent alcohol and substance abuse among the members of the seven tribes.


Date Created: August 27, 2009