Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $270,000)
Project summary for 2000-MU-MU-0015 This project supports the participatory evaluation of the Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement (CIRCLE) Project at three tribal sites: the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Ogalala Sioux Tribe,and the Pueblo of Zuni. The CIRCLE Project is a three year,Federal initiative designed to empower American Indian communities to more effectively fight crime,violence,and substance abuse. This is the first 18 month phase of a planned four year evaluation. The goals of the evaluation are to (1) gain insights about the development of the CIRCLE Project and the three site tribes'specific strategies, (2) track the implementation of the tribal strategies, (3) develop insights about the influence of the existing environment or context (including the influence of the tribal culture and government) on the strategies developed by each of the tribes, (4) develop insights about the progress and outcomes of the strategies, (5) describe partnerships that developed within the tribes and between tribal and non-tribal (especially Federal) agencies, and (6) lay the groundwork for longer-term evaluation. The products of this first of the CIRCLE Project evaluation are (1) a report on the development of the CIRCLE Project,(2) an implement analysis of the program in three sites, and (3) a cross-site analysis of key issues and outcomes,lessons learned,and implications and recommendations for the future.
Date Created: September 29, 2000