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The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) looks forward to welcoming new and returning attendees in-person for the

13th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training (Wellness Court Training). This year’s Wellness Court Training will be held September 12-14, 2023 on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs, California. The Wellness Court Training this year will focus on the theme: Celebrating 25 Years of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts – highlighting the establishment of the first Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts in 1998.


The Wellness Court Training will be oriented around the Tribal Ten Key Components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) National Drug Court Standards. This training is a unique opportunity to receive information on current drug court best practices, learn innovative approaches to substance abuse and treatment, and engage with other Healing to Wellness Courts practitioners from across the country.


This training focuses on tribal issues, including jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian country, the incorporation of custom and tradition into the phases, case management, treatment curriculums, tangential services, and the peer-to-peer sharing of successful Healing to Wellness Courts models in operation. Training topics will cover adult criminal, juvenile justice, family dependency, DWI/DUI, and veterans models.

For more information and resources concerning Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, please visit

Who Should Attend

Wellness Court teams are encouraged to attend as a team, including:

  • Judge

  • Prosecutor

  • Defense Counselor

  • Coordinator

  • Case Manager

  • Probation Officer

  • Law Enforcement Officer

  • Treatment Provider

  • Behavioral Health Representative

  • Child Welfare Representative

  • Cultural Resource Provider

  • Advisory and Steering Committee members

  • Tribal Council members

  • All other team members

Tribal Law and Policy Institute Website

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Website

Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Mailing List

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