Learn How Youth Leadership Within Tribal Communities is Being Advanced

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently announced a new partnership with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), a national organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth ages 14–24. OJJDP has awarded UNITY $850,000 to plan and implement the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative, which will offer regional and national youth gatherings, opportunities, and services to develop leadership skills among yearly cohorts of tribal youth. Announcing the partnership, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee said, "The initiative will build on the successes of past OJJDP National Intertribal Youth Leadership Summits and further expand the leadership development support that OJJDP offers to tribal youth."