CN gets $1.4M in grants from Justice Dept.

BY JAMI MURPHY
Former Reporter
10/17/2012 08:36 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service will purchase 10 new patrol vehicles through grant funding from the U.S. Justice Department. Five vehicles will be Ford Interceptors as shown here. The other five will be Dodge Chargers. JAMI CUSTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Cherokee Nation Marshal Service Capt. Danny Tanner opens storage bins in a new Ford Interceptor, which was purchase through grant funding from the U.S. Justice Department. JAMI CUSTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Cherokee Nation more than $1.4 million in grant money to enhance law enforcement practices, which means 10 new patrol vehicles for the tribe’s Marshal Service.

According to a press release, the grants were part of more than $100 million given to tribes to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in 10 areas, including public safety and community policing, alcohol and substance abuse, violence against women and elder abuse.

Slightly less than $1 million will go to Marshal Service for five new Ford Interceptors and five new Dodge Chargers with radio and police packages for the use of safety and patrol.

Suzanne Drywater, the Marshal Service’s manager of Administrative Operations, said the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

She added that COPS made 64 awards in the amount of $26.9 million to tribal communities to support the hiring and equipment needs of tribal jurisdictions. The Marshal Service received a $999,972 Tribal Resources Grant Program award for equipment and training for a three-year period, Drywater said.

Jennifer Kirby, CN Human Services assistant manager, said nearly $500,000 of the $1.4 million the tribe received would go to the Bright Futures Truancy Program in Adair County.

“The grant Human Services received is from the Department of Justice. It is for $496,916 for three years,” she said. “The Cherokee Nation program will implement an in-home intervention program targeting Native American youths ages 5 to 17 who reside in Adair County and their families.”

Kirby said the goal is to keep truant youths in school and prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system the first time, but also prevent re-offenders.

“…Intervene with status offenders as early as possible and hold not just the juvenile accountable, but also the parents,” she said. “By providing intensive in-home skill building and educational services to these youth and families, the tribe hopes to keep the youth in their home community as productive, contributing citizens. This project will provide a wide array of services individualized for each family. Youth will be identified by the school through their low or declining school attendance.”

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ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ. - ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏧᎾᏓᎯᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᏚᏂᏁᎴᎢ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᏗᏰᎵ ᎤᎶᎲᏍᏗ $ 1.4 ᎢᏳᏆᏗᏅᏓ ᏩᏥᏂ ᎤᎵᏍᎪᏟᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᏕᎳ ᏧᏤᎳᏍᏗᎢ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏓᏂᏍᏓᏩᏕᎬᎢ 10 ᎯᏃ ᏱᎦᎢ ᏗᏤ ᏙᏆᎴᎷ ᏗᏦᏙᏗ ᏙᏓᏳᏂᏩᏏ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᏧᎾᏦᏙᏗ.

ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏗᏂᏃᏣᏝᏂᏙᎯ ᎤᏂᏄᎪᏫᏒᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏩᏥᏂ ᏧᎵᏍᎪᏟᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎤᎶᏒᏍᏗ $100 ᎢᏳᏆᏗᏅᏗ ᏚᏂᏁᎸᎢ ᏧᎾᏕᎴᏅᏗ ᏓᏂᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏧᏤᎳᏍᏗᎢ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏗᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏓᏂᏍᏓᏩᏗᏒᎢ , ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᎴᏫᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏅᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏣᏘᎾ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏅᏛᏁᎲᎢ ᎥᎿ 10 ᎢᏧᏓᎴᎢ ᏚᏙᏢᏩᏗᏒᎢ , ᎬᏩᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏣᏘ ᏗᎦᏎᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᏁᏙᎲ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗ , ᎠᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏔᏅᏍᎬᎢ , ᎠᎴ ᎤᏲ ᏂᎨᎬᏁᎲᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏓᏂᎾᏌᎲᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᏂᎬᏴᎵ.

ᏍᏗᏭ ᎦᎷᎶᎩ $ 1 ᎢᏳᏆᏗᏅᏗ ᏧᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏱᎦᎢ ᏗᏤᎢ Ford Interceptors ᎠᎴ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏱᎦᎢ ᏗᏤᎢ Dodge Chargers ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏗᏛᏓᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏗ ᏙᎯ ᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏙᏗᎢ.

Suzanne Dry water, ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬ ᎠᏍᎦᏰᎬᏍᏗ ᎥᎿ ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒᎢ ᏓᎢᏒᎢ ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ Ꮎ ᏧᎾᏓᎯᎵᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᏂᎫᏍᏓᎢ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ COPS ᎠᎯᎸᏍᏗ ᎠᎾᎵᏏᎾᎯᏍᏗ ᎿᎿᎢ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᏚᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲᎢ ᎥᎿ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎡᏍᎦᏂ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᏍᏓᏩᏕᎩ ᏚᏙᏢᏒᎢ.

ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗᎲᎢ Ꮎ COPS ᏚᏃᏪᎳᏅᎢ 64 ᏱᎦᏃ ᎨᏒᎢ $ 26.9 ᎢᏳᏆᏗᏅᏓ ᏚᏂᏁᎸᎢ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏚᏙᏢᏩᏗᏒᎢ ᏓᏂᎫᏍᏛᏍᎬᎢ ᏓᏂᎾᏢᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᎳᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏂᎬᎢ ᎾᎿᎢ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᎢᎬᎾᏕᎾ. ᎾᏃ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᏚᏂᎩᏒᎢ $ 999.972 ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᎠᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ ᏩᏥᏂ ᎤᎵᏍᎪᏟᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎤᏙᏢᎯ ᎠᏓᏁᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᎵᏏᎾᎯᏍᏗᎲᎢ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ, ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ Dry water. Jennifer Kirby, CN ᏴᏫ ᏗᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ ᏔᎵᏁ ᎠᏍᎦᏰᎬᏍᏗ ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ $ 500.000 ᏱᎦᎢ ᎿᎿᎢ $1.4 ᎢᏳᏆᏗᏅᏗ ᏂᏓᏳᎶᏒᎢ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏚᏂᎩᏒᎩ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎿᎿᎢ ᏙᏫᏍᎦᎶᎢ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏫᏂᏙᏛᎦᎵᏍᏔᏂ.

“ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏩᏥᏂ ᎤᎵᏍᎪᏟᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᏕᎳ ᏴᏫ ᏗᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ ᏥᏚᏂᎩᏎᎢ ᎿᎿ ᏧᎾᏓᎯᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ ᏙᏓᏳᎶᏒᏔ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏱᎦᎢ $496,916 ᎾᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ,”

ᎠᏗᏍᎨᎢ. “ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ᏚᏙᏢᏒᎢ ᏂᏛᎾᏛᏁᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏁᏅᏒᎢ ᏧᏂᏩᏛᎯᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏅᏁᎯᏴ ᎠᎹᏰᎵ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ᏚᏙᏢᏒᎢ ᏂᏛᎾᏛᏁᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏅᏁᎯᏴ ᎠᎹᏰᎵ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ 5 ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ 17 ᏩᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏅ ᏓᏫᏍᎦᎵ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᏚᎾᏙᏢᏩᏗᏒᎢ.”

Kirby Ꮓ ᏂᎦᏪᏍᎬᎢ ᏄᏍᏛᏃ ᏚᏄᎪᏛᎢ ᎾᏃ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᏂᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎾ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎠᎬᏩᏟ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏞᎢᏍᏗᎢ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᏓᎯᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᏓᎢᏒᎢ ᎢᎬᏱᎢᏭ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎬᎢ , ᎠᎴ ᎠᎴᏫᏍᏙᏗ ᏔᎵᏁ ᎢᏯᎾᏛᏁᎯ.

“… ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏙᏗ ᏗᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎠᏲᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᎲᏭ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎤᏅᏌᏭ ᏳᎾᏠᏯᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ , ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᎬᏴᎵᎨᎢ ᎤᎾᏠᏯᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.” ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏴᎵᏍᎪᏟᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏅᏛᏁᎲᎢ ᏙᏧᏁᏅᏅᏒᎢ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏩᏟᎢᎶᎢᎭ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎨᏲᏗ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏏᏓᏁᎸᎢ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒᎢ . ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᎤᏚᎩ ᎤᏅᏐᎢ ᏂᎬᏂᎯᎵᏐᎢᏭ Ꮎ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᏂᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᎿᎿᎢ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒᎢ , ᎠᎾᏁᏢᏍᎩ ᏴᏫ. ᎯᎠᏃ ᎬᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏯᎵᏍᎪᏟᏓ ᎤᏂᎪᏗ ᎬᏩᎵᏍᏕᏟᏗ ᏗᏏᏓᏁᎸᎢ . ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩᏃ ᎨᎪᎵᏍᏗᏃ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎿᎿ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᎦᏲᏢᎢ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᎲᎢ.

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