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Strengthening Indian Country Through Tribal Youth Programs
(NCJ 228965) 2009
Grant, 24 page(s)
Sarah S. Pearson
 
This report, prepared by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) in partnership with OJJDP, provides preliminary findings based on site visits with five Tribal Youth Programs in 2007 and 2008. The purpose was to investigate how individual programs are succeeding in improving the lives of at-risk youth and strengthening families in tribal communities. An AYPF staff member and an OJJDP staff member conducted focus groups and formal interviews with 137 individuals, including program staff, community partners, tribal elders, tribal council members, parents, and youth in the following tribal communities with TYPs: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon; Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Minnesota; Old Harbor Village, Alaska; Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe, New Mexico.
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