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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Implementation Program

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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 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will develop a 3-year Tribal Safety Strategic Plan to eliminate alcohol and substance abuse through prevention, enforcement, adjudication, treatment, and corrections. An Advisory Board will cultivate inter-governmental relationships and engage the Tribal community in identifying the criminal justice response to the drug and alcohol problems on the reservations. The Board will comprise the Tribal court administrator, police chief, cultural advisor, an elder, treatment provider, youth advocate and social worker. This multi-disciplinary team will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports on a regular schedule to keep all interested parties apprised; including plans for the program's sustainment after the grant funds are expended. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will use this grant to ensure the continuity of tribal traditions and culture while maintaining the Nation's sovereignty and self-determination.


Date Created: September 22, 2009