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Colorado River Indian Tribes IASAP Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
La Paz
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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 Colorado River Indian Tribes are located on a reservation in western Arizona and southeastern California, with the Colorado River running through the reservation. The four Tribes (Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo) will use the 2009 IASAP grant funds to ensure the continuity of their traditions and cultures while maintaining their sovereignty and self-determination by developing a three year Tribal Safety Strategic Plan to address alcohol and substance abuse. The goal of the program will be to increase and strengthen the coordination between deterrence, treatment, and rehabilitation activities. The objectives will be to establish a Strategic Planning Advisory Board, create a Deterrence Office, and hire a Deterrence Officer to be under the direct supervision of the Tribal Prosecutor. The tribal Office of the Attorney General will manage the project and be responsible for issuing written progress and fiscal reports on a regular schedule and keeping all parties aware of all grant activity coordination efforts.


Date Created: August 30, 2009