Alaska Native groups get juvenile justice funds

Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six Alaska Native organizations will receive more than $1 million in funding from the U.S. Justice Department to help prevent and control youth violence and substance abuse.

The Tribal Youth Program funds are to be used for training juvenile court judges, substance abuse counseling and prevention programs and other programs.

The Tanana Chiefs Conference will receive the largest grant, nearly $499,000. Other organizations receiving funding include Southcentral Foundation $300,000; Cook Inlet Tribal Council $165,000; the Knik Tribal Council $100,000; the Chugachmiut Native organization $99,999 and the Hydaburg Cooperative Association $75,000.

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