COPS Office is Seeking Tribal Methamphetamine Program Fellows

The COPS Office would like to announce an opportunity to participate in a tribal methamphetamine fellows program. We are seeking eight highly motivated individuals to participate in this exciting two year program. This opportunity to build knowledge, skills and leadership on methamphetamine prevention, treatment and/or enforcement is being offered by Strategic Applications International (SAI), the COPS Office’s Training and Technical Assistance provider for Tribal Methamphetamine Program grantees.

The Fellows program will include up to eight American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiians early in their careers, who will be connected with national experts in the area of methamphetamine. Participants will be selected from tribal communities that possess some experience in the major issues affecting tribal communities related to methamphetamine, such as law enforcement, prevention, treatment, child protection, environmental clean-up, precursor chemicals, gangs and organized crime, drug courts and restorative justice, and tribal behavioral and mental health. Fellows will be asked to: (a) develop topic-specific white papers on emerging and evidence-based strategies to address methamphetamine, (b) advise the SAI project team on effective methods for T/TA delivery for an American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian audience, (c) design at least one webinar for the COPS grantees, and (d) develop a site-specific story illustrating the implementation of a best practice within a tribal community related to methamphetamine prevention, treatment and/or enforcement.  The duration of the project will be two years from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013.  Fellows will be compensated for their time with a $5,000 stipend, paid in $1,250 installments upon completion of task milestones.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Tribal Meth Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be of American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian descent. Please note participation is open to both federally recognized and non-federally recognized tribal members.
  2. Have less than ten years of experience in addressing drug and alcohol abuse.
  3. Currently work or volunteer in some aspect of drug or alcohol prevention, treatment, law enforcement and/or child protection within a tribal community.

Application Process

American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian who meet the above criteria are encouraged to fill out the application form and email it with a current resume to hdeutsch@sai-dc.com by 11:59 PM EST on October 28, 2011.