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About the OJJDP Tribal Juvenile Detention & Reentry Green Demonstration Program

OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) within the U.S. Department of Justice administers the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green demonstration grant which supports tribal efforts to provide comprehensive and quality programs for tribal youth who reside within or are being released from a tribal juvenile detention center.

This demonstration program also marks the first time that OJJDP is sponsoring an initiative that encourages funding recipients to partner with institutions and organizations to incorporate green technologies and environmentally sustainable activities as part of the program’s educational, training, and reentry activities for detained, diverted or reentering youth.

In this demonstration program and Web site, "green" refers to programs and activities such as indigenous and organic farming, composting, recycling programs, and beekeeping for example. More complex green activities might include training detained and reentry youth in skills of high demand jobs to assemble and install solar panels or wind turbines.

While all federally recognized tribes with a Juvenile Detention Center were eligible to apply for this grant, the first grant recipients are:

Hualapai Detention and Rehabilitation Center (2009-TY-FX-0001), in Peach Springs, AZ
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (2009-TY-FX-0002) in Choctaw, MS
Rosebud Sioux Tribe (2009-TY-FX-0003), in Mission, SD

OJJDP offers all grantees and federally recognized tribes training and technical assistance (T/TA) to facilitate program planning, enhancement, implementation, and evaluation around juvenile tribal detention centers and juvenile justice services. Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), on behalf of the OJJDP, is the official T/TA provider.