OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) within the U.S. Department of Justice administers the Tribal Youth Program (PA 9) and the Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness (PA 8) grants, both of which support tribal efforts to improve juvenile justice systems for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. All federally recognized Tribes are eligible to apply for these grants.

To date, numerous Tribes and Tribal grantees from across the nation have received critical funding through these programs through annual congressional appropriation. OJJDP offers all grantees and Tribes training and technical assistance (T/TA) to facilitate program planning, enhancement, implementation, and evaluation around juvenile justice services.

The grant managers for the tribal programs are:

Kara McDonagh- Tribal Team lead & OJJDP Program Specialist
202-305-1456
Kara.McDonagh@usdoj.gov

Leanetta Jessie
OJJDP Program Specialist
202-305-1456
Leanetta.jessie@usdoj.gov

Carmen Santiago-Roberts
OJJDP Program Specialist
202-514-9352
Carmen-Santiago-Roberts@usdoj.gov

Geroma Void
202-305-1790
Geroma-Void@usdoj.gov

 

For questions about OJJDP tribal youth initiatives, contact the OJJDP Tribal Team lead: Kara McDonagh (Kara.McDonagh@usdoj.gov)