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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Tribal Strategies Against Violence: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Case Study
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Abstract:
The Grand Traverse Band's initial TSAV grant was awarded October 1, 1996, and the program ended on August 9, 1999. The program evaluation involved two site visits, the first in January 1998, which involved three evaluation team members, and the second in November 1999, which involved two evaluation team members. Evaluation activities included on-site interviews with affiliated program staff of the Grand Traverse Band, key TSAV core team members, key tribal court personnel, key tribal law enforcement personnel, TSAV program partners, the Tribal Chairman and tribal council members, and other community service providers that participated in the local TSAV initiative's planning and implementation. The evaluation also reviewed program documents in U.S. Justice Department files as well as tribal and project document maintained on-site. A survey of local TSAV stakeholders was conducted, and the Grand Traverse Band's law enforcement data were analyzed. The assessment of program structure and chronology focused on program organization and structure; the planning process; goals and strategies; budget; and site monitoring, reporting, and local evaluation. An assessment of the implementation of local TSAV strategies focused on approaches to reducing family violence, reducing youth substance abuse, strengthening partnerships, preventing youth crime and violence, and establishing a youth-initiated and planned Native American Youth Conference. The extent to which the TSAV grant program objectives were addressed was also determined. The evaluation found that thus far there is little or no statistical evidence to document TSAV's impact on crime or violence. In the absence of sufficient quantitative data, the evaluation relied on qualitative data to assess that transformation that may have occurred at the community level as a result of TSAV. source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 206035
Producer:
ORBIS [producer], National Institute of Justice [distributor]
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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