Prior Event Resources
Also see our Healing to Wellness Court Webinar Series
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.
Webinar: The Roles of Prosecutor and Defense Counselor on the Healing to Wellness Court Team
Presented on August 6, 2014
This webinar explores the unique roles of the prosecutor and defense counselor/advocate on the Healing to Wellness Court team. While typically adversarial, these two positions join together to help their participant to enter the Wellness Court, navigate the Wellness Court phases, and ultimately reenter the tribal judicial system with no charges, a diverted sentence, and/or expungement. This webinar is ideal for prosecutors and defense counsel/advocates new to a Wellness Court team, other team members unfamiliar with the roles of their prosecutor and defense counsel partners, and all other stakeholders in the Healing to Wellness Court.
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.
Webinar: BJA and SAMHSA Drug Court Specific Funding Opportunities
Presented on February 19, 2014
This webinar provides a brief overview of Tribal Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2014 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Drug Court Discretionary Program and the SAMHSA Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Drug Courts (Short Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts). This webinar focuses upon the application requirements of these grants. In addition, this webinar provides BJA Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program-specific grant writing tips, general grant writing tips, and other potential federal sources of funding. Finally, BJA representative Tim Jeffries was available to answer any questions about applying and managing these federal grants.
Webinar: Current Funding Opportunities for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - FY 2014 CTAS
Presented on February 18, 2014
This webinar provides a brief overview of Tribal Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, also known as CTAS. This webinar focuses upon Purpose Area 3, which provides the most explicit form of Healing to Wellness Court funding, but explores other purpose areas as well. In addition, this webinar will provide CTAS-specific grant writing tips, general grant writing tips, and other potential federal sources of funding. Finally, a representative from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) was available to answer any questions about applying and managing a CTAS grant.
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
Webinar: Orientation to Healing to Wellness Courts
Presented on December 18, 2013
This webinar is a brief overview and introduction to the Healing to Wellness Court model. Healing to Wellness Courts, also known as Drug Courts, are a specialized docket intended to combat the root cause of drug and alcohol addiction through holistic, team-based treatment and intense supervision. This webinar examines the Tribal 10 key components, the common roles on a Healing to Wellness Court team and their responsibilities, the different types of Wellness Courts, and finally, common issues confronted by Healing to Wellness Courts in their daily operation. This webinar is ideal for new team members and tribes unfamiliar with the Healing to Wellness Court model.
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
Webinar: Unique Role of Judges in Healing to Wellness Court
Presented on June 5, 2013
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are the unique collaboration of alcohol and drug treatment, community healing resources, and the tribal justice process. Each team member brings a unique set of skills and works together to achieve the physical and spiritual healing of the participant. Because of the nature of collaboration, functioning as a team member is distinct from the day-to-day tasks of tribal court. This webinar will explore the unique role of Judges within Healing to Wellness Court, including the basic framework of Healing to Wellness Court, the various roles a Judge must simultaneously maneuver, and the ultimate accountability that a Judge retains.
Webinar: Current Funding Opportunities for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: FY 2013 CTAS Purpose Area 3
Presented on February 20, 2013
This webinar provides a quick overview of the available drug court RFPs for FY 2013, including the FY 2013 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court RFP, the Joint BJA/SAMHSA Adult Drug Court RFP, the FY 2013 OJJDP Family Drug Court Programs RFP, and the FY 2013 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) RFP (which includes both the BJA Tribal Court Assistance Program and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program). The webinar then goes over the tribal ten key components, which should be touched upon in each of the above RFPs, as well as some general grant writing tips.
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
Webinar: Two Current Funding Opportunities for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: FY 2012 RFP and Drug Courts RFP
Presented on March 15, 2012
This webinar provides an overview of the two major funding opportunities available for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts in the FY 2012: the first under the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which includes the BJA Adult Drug Courts RFP and the Joint BJA/SAMHSA Adult Drug Courts RFP, and the second under the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This webinar will go over the RFPs; the tribal ten key components and the seven BJA evidence-based design strategies for adult drug courts; and conclude with some general grant writing tips.
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