Prior Event Resources
Also see our Healing to Wellness Court Webinar Series
2015 Trainings/ Events
Upper Peninsula Regional Training: Drug Courts: Meeting the Challenge and Improving Outcomes
May 5-6, 2015
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Veterans Courts, Tracks, and VJO Services
Michael Matwyuk, Veterans Justice Outreach, Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
Carrie Garrow, Consultant, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Healing to Wellness Court Presentation: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians--Waabshki-Miigwan
Matthew Lesky, Defense Attorney, Little Traverse Bay Bands Waabshki-Miigwan
Heather Boening, Coordinator and Probation Officer, Little Traverse Bay Bands Waabshki-Miigwan
2014 Trainings/ Events
OVC Indian Nations Conference
December 11-13, 2014 ~ Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, CA
Therapeutic Justice: Lesson Learned from the Shingle Springs—El Dorado County Healing to Wellness Court
This workshop explored the planning and development of the joint-jurisdiction Healing to Wellness Court by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and their neighboring El Dorado County. The court offers youth and transitional youth an alternative to incarceration with zero gaps in jurisdiction and services by having two sovereign dually occupy the bench. The team was guided by Judges Wahwassuck and Smith, who co-founded the first joint-jurisdiction court at Leech Lake—Cass County in Minnesota.
2014 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training
September 8-10, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Healing to Wellness Court as Good Governance
Joseph Flies-Away ~ 9:00 - 10:15am ~ Franciscan Room
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are a healing and restorative justice response to the criminal justice system’s failure to adequately treat persons and families suffering with substance abuse. However, Healing to Wellness Courts, like the rest of the criminal justice system, are also iterations of governance. Their careful planning, participation by diverse groups, written memorialization, and accountability are all crucial components because Healing to Wellness Courts serve not only participants but the entire community. This workshop will set the foundation for the training under the Tribal 10 Key Components, and frame Healing to Wellness Courts as important aspects of the larger tribal government. Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are a healing and restorative justice response to the criminal justice system’s failure to adequately treat persons and families suffering with substance abuse. However, Healing to Wellness Courts, like the rest of the criminal justice system, are also iterations of governance. Their careful planning, participation by diverse groups, written memorialization, and accountability are all crucial components because Healing to Wellness Courts serve not only participants but the entire community. This workshop will set the foundation for the training under the Tribal 10 Key Components, and frame Healing to Wellness Courts as important aspects of the larger tribal government.
What Drug Court Judges and Other Court Personnel Should Know About Treatment
Jeff Kushner ~ 10: 30am – 11:45am ~ Franciscan Room; and 1:15 pm – 2:30pm ~ Potters Room
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are the coming together of otherwise distinct service providers, all for the betterment of the participant. Because the criminal justice system is joining forces with treatment providers to better assist the participant, it is therefore crucial that the entire team understands treatment concepts and how they work best with the justice system. This workshop will provide a summary overview of the criminal topics relating to drug court treatment. The goals of workshop are to better understand treatment both as a consumer of treatment services, as well as to ensure that drug court participants are receiving the evidence-based services that they need.
- A Technical Assistance Guide for What Drug Court Judges Should Know About Treatment, Jeff Kushner, Roger Peters, and Caroline Cooper, American University Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Technical Assistance Project (April 15, 2014).
Planning a Healing to Wellness Court: The 10 Key Components
Joseph Flies-Away ~ 10:30am – 11:45am ~ Potters Room
Drug courts are identified by ten operational characteristics of the drug court process. However, because tribal communities have unique government systems and cultural contexts, the standard state components may not always be appropriate. The Tribal 10 Key Components have been reoriented and generalized from the NADCP state drug court key components as relevant to the tribal setting and to allow for tailoring in different geographic, demographic, jurisdictional, and cultural tribal contexts. This workshop will provide an introductory overview the tribal 10 key components, including specific examples of how the components have been realized in operational Tribal Wellness Courts. In addition, this workshop will explore other important considerations for planning and implementing a Healing to Wellness Court.
Charlene Jackson ~ 1:15 – 2:30pm ~ Franciscan Room
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts function under a different legal framework than their State Drug Court counterparts. This workshop will explore that legal framework, including the Indian Civil Rights Act, the newly enacted Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act, as well as potentially applicable tribal law. In addition, this workshop will explore state drug court case law, which while not authoritative, nevertheless might offer insights into legal issues facing Healing to Wellness Courts.
Sanctions and Incentives
Charlene Jackson ~ 2:45 – 4:00pm ~ Franciscan Room
Tribal key component six calls for the use of progressive rewards (or incentives) and consequences (or sanctions) to encourage participant compliance with the Wellness Court requirements. This workshop will detail the research and evidenced-based principles behind effectively utilizing this strategy, and creative ways that Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts have been realizing this component in sustainable and culturally appropriate ways.
Screening and Assessment Tools
Mark Panasiewicz ~ 2:45 – 4:00pm ~ Potters
Tribal Key Component 3 calls for eligible parents, guardians, juveniles, and adults to be identified early through legal and clinical screening. This workshop will explore the strategies and tools available for this clinical identification, including tools for the initial screening, and tools for the subsequent, more in-depth assessment. This workshop touch upon the many available resources, and walk through a screening, pointing out important considerations for producing a reliable determination that will best serve the participant, as well as best utilize the Healing to Wellness Court resources.
- Addiction Severity Index, 5th ed.
- The Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)
- The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
Healing to Wellness Court Presentations
Navajo Alamo To'hajiilee Healing to Wellness Court
Navajo Alamo To’hajiilee Healing to Wellness Court and the Southern Ute Adult Healing to Wellness Court Team ~ 4:15 – 5:30pm ~ Franciscan Room
The best lessons come from our brothers and sisters practicing in the field. This workshop will offer the history and experiences of two Healing to Wellness Court teams in their journeys to serve their communities.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Shingle Springs Tribal-State Collaborations
Charlene Jackson and the Shingle Springs Healing to Wellness Court Team ~ 9:00 – 10:15am ~ Franciscan Room
State and tribal courts stem from separate sovereigns and different histories, enforce different laws, and serve different, yet often overlapping populations. Recognition of these differences can strengthen rather than diminish the services that we provide. This plenary will explore the history that informs Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, potential benefits to Tribal Wellness Courts and State Drug Courts from collaboration, strategies for collaboration, and specific examples of successful collaboration that include written referral agreements, joint team members, cultural consultants, and joint courts. In addition, this plenary will hear from the Shingle Springs of Miwok Indians Healing to Wellness Court, which is currently engaged in collaboration with its neighbor, El Dorado County.
Unique Role of Judges in Healing to Wellness Court
Joseph Flies-Away ~ 10:30 – 11:45am ~ Franciscan Room
As a leader of that team, the Healing to Wellness Court Judge provides a unique role of both accountability and mentorship that is markedly different that the role of a Trial Court Judge. The Wellness Court Judge is not only the leader of the Tribal Wellness Court team, but is also the guide to the participant, as well as the protector of the participants’ civil rights and other procedural processes. This workshop will explore these distinct new roles and responsibilities. The workshop will utilize Tribal Wellness Court “Bench Cards,” to provide quick access while on the bench.
- Bench Card 1
- Bench Card 2
- Bench Card 3
- Bench Card 4
- Bench Card 5
- Bench Card 6
- Bench Card 7
- Bench Card 8
- Bench Card 9
- Bench Card 10
- Bench Card 11 – Process – Referral
- Bench Card 12 – Process – Transfer & Acceptance
- Bench Card 13 – Process – Entry Eligibility
- Bench Card 14 – Process – Initial Hearing
- Bench Card 15 – Process- Staffing Meeting
Donna Humetewa Kaye and Raphael Wahwassuck ~ 10:30 – 11:45am ~ Alvarado A-C Room
The demands of a Healing to Wellness Court can be trying even for the most organized and best intentioned. Successful progression often necessitates guidance. This workshop will explore the important role of a case manager for every Healing to Wellness Court team, which includes providing services beyond substance abuse treatment. The case manager enhances coordination of the Wellness Court team’s efforts, including by providing case planning, referrals, tracking of progress, and collaborating with other agencies. This workshop will include poignant case examples, and real-world applications, as well as some moderate audience interaction.
Guess What – You’re a Family Court Too (If Your Clients Have Children)—Practice Considerations When Working with Families in Drug Courts
Russ Bermejo ~ 1:15-2:30pm ~ Franciscan Room
Addiction is a disease that impacts the entire family and its relationships. Therefore, all collaborative courts are family courts if their clients include parents and children. This workshop will explore the importance of a family-centered approach and key elements of family engagement and supporting the parent-child relationship. Participants will gain a greater understanding and awareness of how addiction and drug court interventions impact the child and family unit and why collaboration and partnerships are critical for achieving family recovery and well-being. This workshop will preview and briefly highlight some of the lessons learned from the Family Drug Court model. Training and technical assistance resources will also be provided to facilitate further understanding of family-centered practice and approach in all drug courts.
Handout: Accounting for the Role in Families in Drug Court Evaluations. Include:
- Process and outcome evaluation questions concerning the role of participants' children and family members
- Components of basic, intermediate, and intensive evaluation strategies to account for activities including children and families
Data Collection: Management Information Systems
Jose Ferrer ~ 1:15 – 2:30pm ~ Alvarado A-C Room
Tribal key component eight calls for the collection of relevant data in order to monitor and evaluate the achievement of the program goals, to identify needed improvements, determine participant progress, and provide information to governing bodies, interested community groups, and funding sources. This workshop will detail the important data points that should be collected by every Healing to Wellness Court. In addition, this workshop will go over the Buffalo Management Information System (MIS), a software developed, used, and donated by the Buffalo, NY Drug Court. The Buffalo MIS is a simple, menu-driven system, used to record information on drug court clients from intake through to their termination or graduation. Each attendee will receive a copy of the Buffalo MIS, capable for modifying to your court’s particular needs.
Enablement Prevention Program
Enablement Part I
Enablement Part II
Mark Panasiewicz ~ 2:45 – 4:00pm ~ Franciscan Room
Developed by Hope Works Counseling, the treatment providers for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Adult Healing to Wellness Court, the Enablement Prevention Program is an interactive program that involves education of family members to help create a united team between service providers and loved ones. The Enablement Prevention Program is based on existing programs such as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dialectic Cognitive behavioral therapy and on evidence based research of the damaging effect that enablement has on recovery. Enablement Prevention has been in practice and an element of recovery for at least the last 20 years. It originated out of Group Guided Interaction and the 12 step program. EPP is a form of peer-group treatment similar to group interventions where individuals experiencing similar problems can come together in a safe environment to share and receive experiences and get support. Furthermore, it is a cost-effective form of mental health treatment when compared to individual-based therapy. The goal of the group is to develop interactions with the client and to prevent the further enablement of the client and the client’s criminal behavior. EPP also utilizes value-based and process-oriented treatment model. The freedom from enablement will encourage clients into maturity, pro-social behavior and attitudes, and manages to make the client answerable for their own negative, delinquent behaviors and attitudes.
National Perspectives – Family Drug Court
Russ Bermejo ~ 2:45 – 4:00pm ~ Alvarado A-C Room
Built from a common vision and extraordinary collaboration effort among child welfare, substance abuse treatment providers and the Court system, Family Drug Courts (FDCs) have emerged as a promising model for improving outcomes for children and families affected by substance use disorders in the child welfare system. The model is impacting the lives and futures of children and families through timely decisions, coordinated services, provisions of substance abuse treatment and safe and permanent placements. This workshop will explore key elements and practice strategies of the FDC model, outcome findings from local site and cross-site evaluations, the challenges and opportunities ahead to expand or institutionalize the innovations of FDCs into the larger child welfare system. Training and technical assistance resources will also be provided to facilitate further understanding of the FDC model.
Assessing Healing to Wellness Courts
Melissa Riley ~ 4:15 – 5:30pm ~ Franciscan Room
Tribal key component eight states that evaluation is an important aspect of a healthy, continually evolving Tribal Healing to Wellness Court. This workshop will overview the key considerations for what an evaluation should include, what data should be collected in order conduct an evaluation, what stakeholders should be involved, and how evaluations can best be utilized to facilitate the growth of the Wellness Courts. Additionally, this workshop will overview the key considerations for evaluations of Wellness Courts that operate with federal funding. Finally, this workshop will briefly overview available resources to obtain an evaluation.
Developing Phased Treatment
Mark Panasiewicz ~ 4:15 – 5:30pm ~ Alvarado A-C Room
Phased treatment is the structuring of a participant’s progress through Healing to Wellness Court by the marked passage from distinct “phases,” most often numbering in four. Tribal key component number four notes that phased treatment is a crucial aspect of the services provided to Wellness Court participants. Each Tribal Healing to Wellness Court will have a slightly different take upon what these phases represent, what is required to pass from one phase to another, and how, if at all, culture and tradition interplay. This workshop will detail the important considerations for what should be included in the different phases, what materials should be provided to participants and their families concerning the phases, how best to design your own phases that match with your strategic goals for your Wellness Court, and finally, how several different Wellness Courts have realized their own phased treatment.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Honoring our Children by Honoring our Traditions: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Leah Lopez and Mary Sue Soto ~ 9:00 – 10:15am ~ Alvarado F-H Room
This presentation will focus on how the National Indian Child Welfare Association's Positive Indian Parenting training model was used at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP). Participants will learn about this unique curriculum that focuses on traditional ways of parenting, how it was tailored to fit YDSP's community and how it can be used in their own community.
Incorporating Culture and Tradition
Donna Humetewa Kaye ~ 10:30 – 11:45am ~ Alvarado F-H Room
A participant’s healing often includes re-integration into the community and re-integration with one’s self. Cultural resources can be used to ground the self, reconnect with lost custom, and develop spiritual and cultural meaning that may have been lost or disregarded. Incorporation of culture into Drug Court or Healing to Wellness Court programming can take a variety of forms, from including cultural activities into the sanctions and incentives, to having a Wellness Court tribal name, to embedding treatment phases with cultural significance. Incorporation of custom and tradition can be especially important for Native participants, who often stem from a different worldview than that offered in standard drug court settings. This workshop will explore this different worldview, and strategies for incorporating custom and tradition into both Tribal Healing to Wellness Court and into State Drug Court programs.
Peer Positivity Group
Mark Panasiewicz ~ 10:30 – 11:45am ~ Potters Room
Developed by Hope Works Counseling, the treatment providers for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Adult Healing to Wellness Court, Positive Peer Group (PPG) provides the peer support and moral reconation that is missing in conventional talk and group therapy. The peer participants’ primary role is to learn to accept responsibility and in turn, hold their peers accountable. The group’s foundational approach is built on Harry Vorath’s and Larry Brendtro’s Positive Peer Culture modality. The PPG approach helps participants gain self-worth, accept responsibility, develop dignity and honesty with themselves and others. PPG also teaches the participants to help each other versus enable each other. The participants are taught exactly how to challenge their own dysfunctional thinking that leads to detrimental behavior. The participants learn how to change that thinking to a functional healthy thought process ultimately leading to identifying behaviors before they cause problems. PPG integrates the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to teach daily living skills, healthy communication skills, healthy relationship development, anger management , and trauma informed psycho-education, volunteer work, community outreach/ support, and positive parenting techniques.
Donna Humetewa Kaye ~ 12:00 – 1:30pm ~ Alvarado F-H Room
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts break the western adversarial mold by focusing on the participant’s healing journey through team-based collaboration. The success of the Wellness Courts depends on the well-being of the team. However, despite all the best intentions and focus, all teams are prone to temporary bouts of dysfunction, miscommunication, turnover, and vicarious trauma. This workshop seeks to send teams off in a good way, by turning the attention inwards and reflecting upon what makes a team work, and strategies that we can all use to better serve our participants.
American Indian Justice Conference
June 10-12, 2014 ~ Seattle, WA
- Diversionary Courts: Providing Sentencing Alternatives to Tribal Courts (Healing to Wellness Courts)
National Association of Drug Court Professionals 20th Annual Training Conference
May 28-31, 2014 ~ Anaheim, CA
- Tribal Nations Forum
Incorporating Native Culture and Tradition
Donna Humetewa Kaye and Korey Wahwassuck
How to Effectively Work with Native Participants
Donna Humetewa Kaye and Korey Wahwassuck
Native American Treatment and Clinical Strategies for Traveling the Wellness Road
Dr. Steven Dakai
Separate Tracks in Healing to Wellness Court
Joseph Flies-Away and Charlene Jackson
Indian Country Legal Implications
Charlene Jackson and Korey Wahwassuck
- Incorporating Native Culture and Tradition
University of Alaska--Bristol Bay Campus: Tribal Code Development and Tribal Community & Restorative Justice
May 6-9, 2014 ~ Dillingham, AK
Other Intertribal Courts
This PowerPoint explore other Inter-Tribal Court models, including those used by the Intertribal Court of Southern California, the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition, the Northwest Intertribal Court System, and the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals.
Therapeutic Justice and Healing to Wellness Courts
This PowerPoint examines the Indigenous worldview and Indigenous justice systems, westernized notions of restorative justice, the Indian Law and Order Commission report as it implicates Alaska Natives, drug courts, the process of Healing to Wellness Courts, including the 10 key components, different types of Healing to Wellness Courts, and finally, sanctions and incentives.
The Healing to Wellness Court Team
This PowerPoint briefly overviews the different team member roles and important planning considerations.
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Waabshki Miigwan (White Feather Program)
This website features the program components, workbooks, planners, policies and procedures manual, forms, and a PowerPoint overviewing the Waabshki Miigwan Healing to Wellness Court program.
2013 Trainings/ Events
- Alternative Sentencing: Healing to Wellness Courts, presented by Lauren van Schilfgaarde and Raphael Wahwassuck
- Intersections between TLOA and VAWA Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction, presented by Lauren van Schilfgaarde
Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training
(September 11-13, 2013)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
- Healing to Wellness Courts as Matters of Good Governance. Joseph Flies-Away
- Best Practices for Drug Courts – Healing to Wellness Court Research Feud. Carrie Garrow
Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Vol. I NADCP (2013).
What Works? The Ten Key Components of Drug Court: Research-Based Best Practices, Shannon M. Carey, Juliette R. Mackin, and Michael W. Finigan, Drug Court Review Volume VIII, Issue 1, 6 (2012).
Summary Checklist of Evidence-Based Drug Court Treatment Practices, Roger H. Peters, NADCP Research into Practice.
- Treatment, Strength Assessment and Motivational Interviewing in Healing to Wellness Court. Kristina Pacheco
"Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices. A Manual for Counselors in Native American Communities." Kamilla L. Venner and Nadine Tafoya. 2006
- The Role of Ethics in Healing to Wellness Court. Carrie Garrow and Charlene Jackson
Participation of Defense Attorneys in Drug Courts, Michael Tobin. Drug Court Review Volume VIII, Issue 1, 96 (2012).
Ethical Considerations for Judges and Attorneys in Drug Court, National Drug Court Institute. Doc. No. 197080 (2002).
Thursday, September 12, 2013
- Looking through the Fishbowl: Sanctions and Incentives. Charlene Jackson and Nancy OldElk
NADCP List of Sanctions and Incentives. (2009).
- Tackling Methamphetamine in Healing to Wellness Court. Sarah Reckess
Judicial Interaction. Carrie Garrow, Joseph Flies-Away, and Charlene Jackson
- Assessing Mental Health in Indian Country. Kristina Pacheco
- Juvenile Wellness Court and Veterans Wellness Court. Gregg Roth and Sarah Reckess
- Family Wellness Court. Aaron Arnold
- Wellness Courts in Action: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Healing to Wellness Court. B.J. Jones
Final Report: Participatory Evaluation of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate IASAP Demonstration Project. Jennie R. Joe, Jenny Chong, Robert Young, Darlene Lopez, B.J. Jones, Gary Gaikowski (2008).
Friday, September 13, 2013
- Team Conflict and Problem-Solving. Donna Humetewa Kaye
- Tracking Success: Data Collection Strategies for Healing to Wellness Court. Aaron Arnold
Action Research: Using Information to Improve Your Drug Court, Center for Court Innovation (2010).
NADCP 2013 Annual Drug Court Training Conference
(July 14 - 17, 2013)
Tribal Track Presentations
Tribal Nations Forum - Agenda
- Tribal 10 Key Components. Carrie Garrow, Charlene Jackson, and Donna Humetewa
- The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy, and the Vulnerable Child. Dr. Ira Chasnoff
Dr. Chasnoff’s book, The Mystery of Risk: Understanding the Child with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure is available for purchase here.
- The Judge’s Role in Tribal Healing to Wellness Court. Charlene Jackson, Carrie Garrow, and Lawrence Lujan
Bench Card 11 – Process – Referral
Bench Card 12 – Process – Transfer & Acceptance
Bench Card 13 – Process – Entry Eligibility
Bench Card 14 – Process – Initial Hearing
Bench Card 15 – Process- Staffing Meeting
- The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Policies and Procedures. Lauren Frinkman, Chia Halpern-Beetso, Donna Humetewa, Korey Wahwassuck
- Enhanced Sovereignty: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act. Jerry Gardner, Chia Halpern-Beetso, and Lauren Frinkman
- Tribal-State Collaboration. Carrie Garrow, Charlene Jackson, and Korey Wahwassuck
2012 Trainings / Events
Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training 2012
Pre-Conference Institute of the National Indian Nations Conference ~ December 5, 2012 ~ Agua Caliente Indian Reservation
- Why We Do What We Do. Joseph Flies Away
- Promising Practices of Drug Courts: An Update on Drug Court Research and Resources. Donna Humetewa and Pat Sekaquaptewa
- Being Confident about Confidentiality and other Privacy Concerns. Carrie Garrow and Charlene Jackson
- Building Your Judicial Bench Cards
- Importance of Law Enforcement to the Law Enforcement Team. Lawrence Lujan
- Team Challenge – Hypotheticals to spot common Tribal Healing to Court Issues
- Healing the Healers. Donna Humetewa
- List of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
- Overview of BJA Performance Measurement Tool (PMT)
- Center for Court Innovation’s www.DrugCourtOnline.org
- American University’s Research to Practice Initiative
National American Indian Court Judges Association 43rd Annual Meeting and National Tribal Judicial Conference
October 17-18, 2012 ~ Mystic Lake Resort and Casino
Plenary Presentation - Tribal Law and Policy Institute
- Judge's Role in Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Carrie Garrow and Joseph Flies-Away
- Tribal Court Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities. Jerry Gardner
Oklahoma Specialty Court Conference 2012
(September 27-28, 2012) Native Issues - PowerPoint Presentations
Thursday, September 27, 2012
- Plenary: Tribal State Collaboration: How Tribes and States Can Collaborate to Better Improve the Effectiveness of Both State Drug Court and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
- Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Tribal 10 Key Components
- Incorporating Custom and Tradition into State Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
Friday, September 28, 2012
- Tribal State Collaborations: The Leech Lake/ Cass County Joint Powers Agreement and Its Application to Oklahoma
- Working Effectively with Tribal Populations in State Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
- Accessing Drug Court Training, Technical Assistance, and Resources
NADCP 2012 Annual Drug Court Training Conference
Tribal Track Presentations (May 30 - June 2, 2012)
- Tackling Methamphetamine in Indian Country with Healing to Wellness Courts. Sarah Reckess
- Waabshki-Miigwan Adult Drug Court Program: From Program Development to Implementation. Bernadece Kiogima and Joseph Lucier
- Update on the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Implementation: Continuing Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Charlene Jackson, Carrie Garrow, and Lauren Frinkman
The Tribal Law and Order Act, PL 111-211
DOJ Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems, 2011- (mentioning support for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts as an alternative to detention)
GAO May 30, 2012 Tribal Law and Order Act: None of the Surveyed Tribes Reported Exercising the New Sentencing Authority, and the Department of Justice Could Clarify Tribal Eligibility for Certain Grant Funds
Proposed VAWA Reauthorization granting Tribal courts criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians with particular ties to the Tribe for domestic violence charges:
- Legal and Policy Issues Impacting Wellness Courts. Joseph Flies Away, Carrie Garrow, and Charlene Jackson
Sample Tribal Code of Judicial Conduct - Provided by the National Tribal Judicial Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance
Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct - Arizona Supreme Court (2009)
- How Tribes and States Can Collaborate Better to Improve the Effectiveness of both State Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Joseph Flies Away, Carrie Garrow, Donna Humetewa, and Charlene Jackson
Walking On Common Ground - Features resources for promoting and facilitating tribal-state-federal collaborations
- Incorporating Custom and Tradition into State Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Donna Humetewa
Listen to the Grandmothers Video Guide and Resource - Incorporating Tradition into Contemporary Responses to Violence Against Native Women
2011 Trainings/ Events
NADCP 2011 Annual Drug Court Training Conference
Tribal Track PowerPoint Presentations (Monday, July 18th, 2011)
- National Treatment Research & Implications for Tribal Wellness Court. Donna Humetewa and Pat Sekaquaptewa
- Tribal Law & Order Act: Implementation. Trish Tingle
- Tribal Law and Order Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. John Harte
- Tribal Law and Order Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Jerry Gardner
- Overview of Tribal Healing to Wellness Family Courts. Pat Sekaquaptewa and Donna Humetewa
- Tribal Law and Courts 101. Jerry Gardner, Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, and Charlene Jackson
- Tribal 10 Key Components with Lessons Learned: The Role of Self-Assessment in Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Success. Joseph Thomas Flies-Away and Carrie Garrow