University of Arizona Wassaja Center, 2024 Wičhóyaŋke Network Grant Awardee

The University of Arizona Wassaja Center in Tucson, Arizona, will form a local collaborative with justice stakeholders and system-impacted individuals. The collaborative will primarily consist of Native American individuals, but also include key stakeholders from the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Pima County Justice Service, and Pima County Pre-Trial Services.  The Attorneys General from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Tohono O’odham Nation will also be invited to serve on the Committee. Over the life of the grant, these stakeholders will work to create a regional tribal and non-tribal resource guide including information about judicial, social services, workforce, education, housing, medical, and/or assistance programs tailored to meet the need of incarcerated families and justice-impacted individuals.