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Northwest Indian Community Development Center- Tribal Law and Policy Institute Research Partnership

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $105,000)

The purpose of this planning grant is to create a tribal research partnership between the Northwest Indian Community Development Center (NWICDC) and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI).

The proposal identifies several areas for exploration to include: incarceration of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents and the interruption of cultural continuity within families; the needs of Native children of incarcerated parents; mapping Native incarcerated parents and inventorying re-entry services; incarceration of Native women and their relationships to the Native child foster care system; pre-trial diversion pilot programs for Native parents charged with crimes; and linkages between incarceration of AI/AN women and sex trafficking. The applicant will use a culturally responsive indigenous evaluation model as an operational framework. Two deliverables will result from this planning grant: 1) a full research proposal that is entirely informed by the research questions and design that are co-created by the partnership and community; and 2) a special report detailing the partnership itself, with emphasis on process. In the special report, key successes and challenges will be discussed, as well as ideas for sustaining the partnership beyond the planning grant.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. See 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2019