This Fact Sheet profiles federal funding and other resources available to support the establishment and improvement of juvenile tribal healing to wellness courts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
The federal resources available for this effort are administered under the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which was established in FY 2010 in response to concerns raised by Tribal leaders about the DOJ's grant process, which did not provide the flexibility Tribes needed to address their criminal justice and public safety needs. Through CTAS, federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia can submit a single application for most of DOJ's Tribal grant programs. CTAS is not a program, but rather is the overarching structure under which 10 separate grant program applications are collected. Under Purpose Area 8 of the 10 CTAS grant programs, Tribes are offered funding, technical assistance, and training to assist them in developing and operating juvenile tribal healing to wellness courts. The intent of Purpose Area 8 is to provide federal funding and other resources for building the capacity of Tribes to develop and improve juvenile healing and wellness courts in responding effectively to alcohol and substance use by youth under the age of 21. This includes the development of a new juvenile healing to wellness court. The primary objectives of this federal program are to identify the relevant data that are being collected on Tribal under-age alcohol possession and consumption, as well as inventorying policies, procedures, assessment tools, and services that address these issues. The 10 particular court features addressed by these resources are outlined. Also discussed are ongoing support, funding and eligibility, benefits, and strategies.
Report (Technical Assistance)
Report (Grant Sponsored)
Date Published: November 1, 2018