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Title: OJJDP Tribal Youth Program
Journal: Juvenile Justice  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:December 2000  Pages:9-19
Author(s): Chyrl Andrews
Date Published: December 2000
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article provides background information on the federally supported Tribal Youth Program (TYP), an overview of TYP funding, and descriptions of programs and activities conducted with TYP funds.
Abstract: The TYP addresses a range of issues that affect law enforcement and juvenile justice services on Indian reservations. TYP's overall purpose is to support and enhance tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system for American Indian youth. Through the TYP Discretionary Program, applicants are afforded flexibility to meet the needs of the American Indian community. The TYP Discretionary Program's four objectives are to prevent, reduce, and control delinquency; provide interventions for court-involved tribal youth; improve tribal juvenile justice systems; and provide prevention programs that focus on alcohol and other drugs. The TYP Mental health Project is intended to help tribes develop innovative strategies that focus on the mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, and safety needs of Native youth, their families, and their communities. Other TYP programs and activities include the Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement project, research and evaluation, and the Training and Technical Assistance Program. Of the $12.5 million appropriated in fiscal year 2000, the TYP used $1.25 million to support programs related to research, evaluation, and statistical activities; $250,000 to provide training and technical assistance to tribal programs; and $7.5 million to award discretionary grants. Remaining funds were used for other tribal efforts and program support. TYP activities administered by some individual tribes are profiled. 3 tables, 13 notes, and 2 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): American Indians; Federal programs; Funding sources; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile mental health services
Note: See NCJ-184747 for the complete issue
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