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Nooksack Tribal Crime Prevention Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $299,972)

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 Nooksack Indian Tribe will enhance their comprehensive multi-year tribal safety strategic plan. The grant will be used for alcohol prevention and/or rehabilitation programs and to reduce crime in the Nooksack community. An Advisory Board oversees the management of the program. 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 Nooksack Indian Tribe will ensure the continuity of tribal traditions and culture while maintaining the Nation's sovereignty and self-determination.


Date Created: September 17, 2009