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C.R.I.M.E.S.: Community Resources & Intervention Model for Enhancement Strategies

What is C.R.I.M.E.S.?

The C.R.I.M.E.S. Program is a multilevel approach for controlling and preventing crime and delinquency among Native youth in southeast Oklahoma.


Chief: Gregory Pyle

Assistant Chief: Mike Bailey

Program Director: Renee Baughman

Program Coordinator: Amanda Barron

Administrative Assistant: Shannon Potts

The Goal:

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will impact crime and delinquency among tribal youth via a comprehensive approach designed to mobilize community resources and to apply culturally appropriate interventions that will result in improving the quality of the life for Native American Families.

The Mission:

To define the extent of the problem, organize resources, enhance current services, and, thus, reduce and prevent crime for Native Indian youth, their families and citizens who reside within the tribal service area. The target population will be Native youth of all tribes (ages 12-18) residing within the Choctaw Nation.

The C.R.I.M.E.S Project will focus on the development and dissemination of four products during the three year period of funding:

1. Community Needs Assessment

2. Community Resource Guide

3. Database & web-site on crime prevention among Native youth

4. C.R.I.M.E.S Project model