October 03, 2011
Osage Nation Prevention is ecstatic to announce that our office was recently awarded two grants, worth a combined total of $1 Million!
The grants were awarded by The United States Department of Justice through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). One grant falls under Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (IASAP) and the other falls under Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program (TYP).
The IASAP grant will focus on the issues surrounding drug endangered children, while the TYP grant will focus on strengthening native girls.
The IASAP program will work to reduce child endangerment by providing information, enhancing skills, increasing community involvement, providing support, changing or modifying systems or policies and creating partnerships to address the issues.
The Strengthening Native Girls Program will target Osage girls between ages 12 to 17 years old with culturally relevant primary and secondary prevention strategies related to alcohol, tobacco and other r drug use or abuse, violence prevention, secondary prevention for court involved girls, and building self esteem and confidence.