Building Solutions. Supporting Communities. Advancing Justice.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Working for Youth Justice and Safety
Multimedia Use Home
skip navigationAbout OJJDPE-NewsOJJDP resources organized topicallyFundingProgramsState representatives and organizations that administer OJJDP programsPublicationsleft navigation groupPublications SearchNCJRS LibraryTypes of PublicationsList of All PublicationsOJJDP Research and StatisticsOJJDP conferences, teleconferences, and juvenile justice-related events Tools Home
   Home > Topics >  Search Results > Abstract

    Publication Abstract

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.