Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Programs


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.

2019 TYD Request for Proposals

This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Program.

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP – Word

NOTE: Applicants, please make sure to submit the budget attachment of your application in an Excel format. Do not submit the budget attachment in a PDF version. We must be able to view and print the budget and will not be able to do so if it is a PDF version. Attention to this detail will expedite the processing of your application

2019 TYD Bidders' Conference

The BSCC conducted a Bidder’s Conference on December 11, 2019.

Recorded presentation - YouTube Recording Link

PowerPoint presentation - PowerPoint Link

PowerPoint presentation on Budget Attachment -  PowerPoint Link

 

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Executive Steering Committee Roster - Click here for a detailed list of member profiles.

# Name Title Organization
1 Michael Ertola (Chair) Chief Probation Officer Nevada County
2 Dayna Barrios Youth Initiatives Project Director Sacramento Native American Health Center
3 Peter LaVallee Retired Non-Profit Youth Program Administrator – 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 Agenda
March 24, 2020 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda

 

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Requests for Proposal (RFP)

In January 2019, the BSCC released a Request for Proposals 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.

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP – PDF opens in a new window

Abstracts of TYD Grant Projects Funded in Cohort 1  PDF

2018 YRG Executive Steering Committee Roster Click here for a detailed list of member profiles.

# Name Title 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 Los Angeles County, Department of Children & Family Services
4 Amy Cohen Child, Adolescent, Adult and 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 Click here for a detailed list of member profiles

# Name Title 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

 

Cohort 1 Meetings and Agenda

Youth Reinvestment Grant Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 9, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
October 10, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
November 15, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
November 16, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
May 2, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
June 4, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
June 5, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento

 

Tribal Advisory Group Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 23, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
October 24, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
April 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
May 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento 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.

  • Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

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.

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP

Cohort 1 Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP Process

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant FAQ

For information about the Tribal Youth Diversion Grant please contact:

Kimberly Bushard, Field Representative, at kimberly.bushard@bscc.ca.gov

Isabel Diaz, Program Analyst, at isabel.diaz@bscc.ca.gov