The award recipient will build on the successes of the past OJJDP National Intertribal Youth Leadership Summits and further expand the types of leadership development support that OJJDP offers to tribal youth.
This initiative aims to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, coordination,
and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety in Indian country.
The recipient will employ multiple strategies, including national and regional learning events, to strengthen the ability of tribal youth to initiate, contribute to, and participate in culturally relevant efforts that reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families.
This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating FY 2013 funds for the Department of Justice.