Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Program


Tribal Youth Diversion grant funds support Indian tribes in the implementation of diversion programs for Indian children using trauma informed, community-based, and wellness-based interventions. Funding supports diversion programs that address the needs of Indian children who experience high rates of juvenile arrests, high rates of suicide, high rates of alcohol and substance abuse, and average high school graduation rates that are lower than 75 percent.

December 2020 Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) QPR Webinar

 

Local Evaluation Plan (LEP) Webinar

The BSCC conducted a webinar regarding Local Evaluation Plans on October 29, 2020. The following resources are available for your use:

 

TYD Cohort 2 Grantee Orientation

The BSCC held a Grantee Orientation on October 19-20, 2020. The following resources from the Orientation are available for your use:

 

2019 TYD Request for Proposals

This Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFPopens WORD file provided the information necessary for applicants to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).

 

2019 TYD Bidders' Conference

The BSCC conducted a Bidder’s Conference on December 11, 2019 to provide clarity on RFP instructions and to answer technical question from prospective applicants about the RFP.

 

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Executive Steering Committee Roster

2019 TYD ESC Detailed Member Profilesopens PDF file

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Michael Ertola (Chair) Chief Probation Officer Nevada County Probation
2 Dayna Barrios Youth Initiatives Project Director Sacramento Native American Health Center
3 Peter LaVallee Retired Youth Administrator Non-Profit – Humboldt County
4 Denise Villamil Program Director Alma Family Services
5 Bill Denke Police Chief Sycuan Tribal Police Department
 

2019 ESC Meetings and Agenda

Tribal Youth Diversion

Date Location Agenda
September 24, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 9.24.19 Agendaopens PDF file
March 24, 2020 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 3.24.20 Agendaopens WORD file
 

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Requests for Proposal (RFP)

In January 2019, the BSCC released a Request for Proposals,opens PDF file for the Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant Program. Eligible applicants were federally recognized Indian Tribes in California. Grants were awarded to the Pinoleville Pomo Nation and Karuk Tribe for approximately $1.1 million.

Abstracts of TYD Grant Projects Funded in Cohort 1opens PDF file

 

2018 YRG Executive Steering Committee Roster

YRG ESC Detailed Member Profilesopens PDF file

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 David Steinhart (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program
2 Mark Varela (Co-Chair) Chief Probation Officer & BSCC Board Member Ventura County Probation Department
3 Jessica Chandler* Social Worker LA County, Dept of Children & Family Services
4 Amy Cohen Child, Adolescent, Adult & Family Psychiatry Director Center for Collaborative Parenting
5 Paul Espinosa Captain Los Angeles Police Department
6 Donna Groman Judge Los Angeles Juvenile Delinquency Court
7 Frankie Guzman* Director, California Youth Justice Initiative National Center for Youth Law
8 Jane Halladay Goldman Director, Service Systems Program National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
9 Brooke Harris Adjunct Professor & Supervising Clinical Attorney Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
10 Olin Jones* Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
11 Patricia Lee Chief Juvenile Public Defender City & County of San Francisco
12 Julio Marcial Director of Youth Justice Liberty Hill Foundation
13 Laura John Ridolfi Policy Director W. Haywood Burns Institute
14 Patricia Soung Policy Director of Youth Justice Children's Defense Fund - California

*Did not score proposals

 

Tribal Advisory Group 

TAG Detailed Member Profilesopens PDF file

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Olin Jones TAG Chair, YRG Liaison Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
2 Dayna Barrios Youth Initiatives Project Director Sacramento Native American Health Center
3 Angie Cavaliere* Minor's Counsel Children's Law Center of California
4 Bill Denke Director Sycuan Tribal Police Department
5 Heather Hostler Director California Department of Social Services Office of Tribal Affairs

*Did not score proposals

   

Cohort 1 Meetings and Agenda

Youth Reinvestment Grant Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 9, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 10.9.18 Agendaopens PDF file
October 10, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 10.10.18 Agendaopens PDF file
November 15, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 11.15.18 Agendaopens PDF file
November 16, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 11.16.18 Agendaopens PDF file
May 2, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 5.2.19 Agendaopens PDF file
June 4, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 6.4.19 Agendaopens PDF file
 

Tribal Advisory Group Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 23, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 10.23.18 Agendaopens PDF file
October 24, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 10.24.18 Agendaopens PDF file
April 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 4.30.19 Agendaopens WORD file
May 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 5.30.19 Agenda
 

The Tribal Youth Diversion Grant was originally established in the 2018 Budget Act and the related trailer bill (AB 1812) as part of the Youth Reinvestment Grant. The 2019 Budget Act and AB 1454 provided additional funding and direction for the Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Program.

Cohort 1 Notices of Intent to Apply for YRG and TYD

Applicants interested in applying for the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) and/or the Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant were asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to apply. Choosing not to do so was not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective applicants that submitted a Notice of Intent but decided not to apply were not be penalized. The lists of applicants that submitted a Notices of Intent to Apply are provided below.

 

Cohort 1 Bidder's Conferences

In February 2019, the BSCC hosted Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFPs and the RFP process. Video and resources provided below.

Cohort 1 Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP Process

For information about the Tribal Youth Diversion Grant please email:

Eddie Escobar, Field Representative

Julie Axt, Program Analyst