Presentation on theme: "Rosebud Youth Wellness and Renewal Center"— Presentation transcript:
1Rosebud Youth Wellness and Renewal Center Rosebud Sioux TribeRosebud, SD
2Patricia Broken Leg Correctional Program Specialist Bureau of Indian AffairsOffice of Justice Services
3Rosebud Sioux TribeLocated in South Central, South Dakota, in the County of ToddTribal Membership includes 23,000 people where ½ the population is 21 years and younger with an unemployment rate of 85-90%The Tribal Court System carries a case load of 552 juveniles and familiesThere are several components of the system which include: Schools, Health Care, Social Services, Probation, Detention, Elders, First Offenders Program, Wellness Program, Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Residential Living, and Family CounselingJuvenile Detention houses youth on a daily basisIn 2006, JDC booked 380 youth and 109 were repeat offenders
4Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Current Statistics - Underage Possession of Drugs/ Gang Activity/ Violent OffensesStatus Offenses- Underage Consumption of Alcohol / Runaway / Curfew / TruancyChallenges – Lack Resources, need to update tribal laws, and Lack of ManpowerPast Efforts to Address Issues- Citations, transport youth to other facilities, placements off the reservation and implementation of tribal value system
5Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth Wellness and Renewal Center United States Department of Justice Grant Opportunity in 1998
6Community ViewpointThe grant enabled the community to provide views and expectations of the juvenile justice systemResistance to concept of “Locking Kids Up”Importance of culture and traditional approachesHigh Value on healing, reconciliation, and education in intervention concepts.
7Planning ProcessPONI TEAM Involvement: Planning, Construction, Oversight, and OccupancyUnderstanding and Organizing the tribal systems of careEngaging all stakeholders and policy makersCoordinating a system approach- “Buy In”Collaborated approach to improving services to the Rosebud Youth
8AccomplishmentsWell Coordinated and Organized Continuum of Care and Services for the youth of RosebudNew Juvenile Detention Facility that works toward RehabilitationAlternate Programs – Transitional Living Program and Day Reporting ProgramEnhanced System- Coordination and Development of tiered levels of care – Full counseling programAwards and Recognition - 3 C’s Award Winner with Dept. Of Interior and Recognized as a leader in Indian Country Juvenile Detention Issues.
9Wanbli Wiconi Tipi “Eagle Life Center” Rosebud Wellness and Renewal CenterJuvenile Detention Center-36 bed facility with a 45 seat day reporting school.51,646 Sq. Ft. with over 65% of the Facility for Program and Services for youthPlay a major role in rehabilitating youth by using the Lakota Culture and Resources in the programs and servicesTribally owned and operated
10Accomplishments Day Reporting and Education Component Community based approach to solving delinquency and truancy issues with juvenile justice systems.Day reporting would serve as an alternate placement to detention or step down from detention.Day Report would also assess and track academic requirementsDay Report would also get the students on track with a curriculum designed to help incarcerated youth.All Due process procedures are held in Tribal Court.
17Future Plans….. Manage and Modify the systems of care as needed Strive toward implementation of the Lakota CultureStrengthen Communications with the Systems of CareImprove the transitional living programContinue to do “What Works” for children
18Patricia Broken Leg Correctional Programs Specialist Pila Miya“Thank You”Wanbli Wiconi Tipi-Juvenile Detention CenterYouth Wellness and Renewal Center