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Credit: Alaska Journal

The program, a joint-jurisdiction wellness court between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the state, offers an intensive course of justice and wellness to participants. Most of those involved have a substance abuse problem, regardless of whether the particular crime was for driving under the influence or theft.

Credit: Minnesota Public Radio

The court is a unique partnership among the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Cass and Itasca counties in northern Minnesota. It uses intense supervision and, in some cases, tribal culture, to target chronic substance abusers and cut the cost of crime, and it is among a variety of new strategies and approaches to public safety the local officials are trying.

Credit: Lakeland Public News

Television news story on the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the first joint jurisdiction wellness court in the nation, the Leech Lake-Cass County Wellness Court.

Credit: Minnesota Public Radio

Radio news story about the first joint jurisdiction wellness court in the nation, the Leech Lake-Cass County Wellness Court.

Credit: Lakeland Public News

The Itasca County Wellness Court is one of 25 programs recognized by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as recipients of its 11th Annual Local Government Innovation Awards.

Credit: Lakeland Public News

The Itasca County Wellness Court is one of 25 programs recognized by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as recipients of its 11th Annual Local Government Innovation Awards.

Credit: Northwoods Press - Cass Lake Times

In 2012, this unique problem-solving court, billed as the first collaboration between a tribal court and state criminal court in the United States to combat drug and alcohol addiction, has won an award for court innovation from the National Criminal Justice Association at its annual forum held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

Credit: Alaska Public Media PBS

The Henu’ Community Wellness Court is a collaboration between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Alaska Court System. The joint-jurisdiction state-tribal therapeutic court serves the central Kenai Peninsula.

Credit: KDLL

The Henu' Wellness Court brings together the tribal and state courts to find a new path to recovery for people in legal trouble stemming from substance abuse.

Credit: The Nation

Once considered illegitimate, Native American peacemaking courts offer a model for criminal-justice reform.

Credit: Mountain Democrat

The judges of the Superior Court of El Dorado County were cross-sworn into the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court while the chief judge of the Tribal Court was cross-sworn in to Superior Court, a first in American history.

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Radio news story about Henu' community wellness court in Alaska

Credit: Kenaitze Indian Tribe

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has officially entered a historic government-to-government partnership with the Alaska Court System, signing an agreement to create a joint-jurisdiction state-tribal therapeutic court that will serve people across the central Kenai Peninsula.