Welcome to the Tribal Youth Resource Center

We are committed to working with you to change the narrative for Native youth.

Funded by The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Tribal Youth Resource Center supports tribal efforts to improve juvenile justice systems for American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth.


Ways to help my tribe

Are you looking for ways to improve the juvenile serving systems in your tribal community but not sure where to start? Are you seeking help with resources to reduce youth recidivism and victimization? We are here to help. View our list of common scenarios that may help you figure out where to start.

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See examples of programs

We offer training and technical assistance that can help your tribal community develop capacity while implementing culturally based prevention and intervention approaches. We also support communities as they strategically plan for the expansion or enhancement of their existing tribal court systems to better support tribal youth. Learn more about the primary ways we can support you.

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Apply for funding

Learn about the many funding opportunities available to your tribe through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation and through other private organizations.

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Go further

Have you previously been funded by OJJDP and are continuing to develop your youth serving initiatives? Learn how you can build on your current efforts and expand and grow successful programs further.

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AST Tribal Youth Program Staff Blake Goodman speaks to youth campers.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Celebrates 20th Year of "Camp Nikoti"

This year the Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) celebrates the 20th anniversary of "Camp Nikoti." The camp, which takes place over the course of the summer months is open to elementary and middle-school age youth and coordinated and implemented by the youth program, education department and contributing volunteers and partners. Learn more about Camp Nikoti...

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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Youth spread awareness through digital arts and media

While the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overstated- many communities realized new opportunities amidst community lockdowns and program closures. Learn more about the campaign


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