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Strengthing and Rebuilding Tribal Justice Systems, Phase II

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $574,519)

PROJECT SUMMARY FOR 2002-MU-MU-0015 This project supports the phase II outcomes evaluation of the Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement (CIRCLE) Project at three tribal sites: The Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Oglala 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 second 30 month phase of a planned four year evaluation. The goals of the evaluation are to.The goals for this participatory outcome evaluation are: (1) assessing the effectiveness of the tribes' strategies in building their capaciies to address crime, violence and substance abuse; (2) tracking the results of the tribes' CIRCLE Project program components; (3) assessing the effectiveness of partnerships that developed within the tribes and between tribal and non-tribal agencies; (4) seeking to better understand the meaning of the participant tribes' relevant law enforcement and social services system data; and (5) assessing whether or not the CIRCLE project funding approach comparatively enhances the participating tribes financial wherewithal and opportunities for self-determined program development and justice systems improvements. The project is being implemented in partnership with tribal college and non-profit organization partners. Anticipated products are site specific reports and a cross-site analysis report ca/ncf
Date Created: September 29, 2002