Wind River Program Recognized With Federal Award
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wind River Tribal Youth Program in Fort Washakie is the recipient of one of five national awards directed at agencies that help with substance abuse prevention.
The U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration named the tribal program as a recipient of its Voices of Prevention Award.
The program has been serving the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes since 2000.
Program director Donna Trosper tells The (Riverton) Ranger that the recognition may result in other tribes around the country replicating the Wyoming program.
Among other things, the program helps with youth truancy issues and assists individuals returning from incarceration.