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Department of Justice Awards Over $18 Million to Oklahoma Tribes

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TULSA, OK (KSWO)- More than $18 million in grants to Oklahoma tribal governments by the US Department of Justice. The grants will be used to enhance law enforcement practices, expand victim services, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. 

“Reducing violent gang and gun crimes in Indian Country is crucial to protecting citizens who live in and around tribal communities.  The justice community must also look to help those with mental health and substance abuse issues to re-enter society as productive citizens.  These Federal grant allocations will help to further those goals,” said U.S. Attorney Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma CTAS recipients are:

  • Cherokee Nation (total: $3,087,900)
    • Public Safety and Community Policing: $565,241
    • Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning: $74,995
    • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,993
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $898,100
    • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $449,925
    • Tribal Youth Program: $349,646
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (total: $1,994,588)    
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $897,851
    • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $449,999
    • Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts: $350,000
    • Tribal Youth Program: $296,738
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation (total: $1,098,106)         
    • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,593
    • Tribal Youth Program: $348,513
  • Comanche Nation (total: $749,348)
    • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $749,348
  • Delaware Tribe of Indians (total: $424,845)
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $424,845
  • Muscogee Creek Nation (total: $803,912)
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $803,912
  • Pawnee Nation (total: $700,000)
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $700,000
  • Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma (total: $1,800,000)           
    • Corrections and Correctional Alternatives: $1,000,000
    • Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: $450,000
    • Tribal Youth Program: $350,000
  • Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (total: $4,590,422)
    • Public Safety and Community Policing: $232,929
    • Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: $446,714
    • Corrections and Correctional Alternatives: $3,910,779
  • Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (total: $900,000)
    • Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: $900,000

Information provided by US Dept of Justice. 

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