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The 2022 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training (Enhancement Training) was held September 26-28, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Isleta Hotel. The Enhancement Training is a tribal-specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts that features Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies in the field of Healing to Wellness Courts. Conference curriculum will revolve around the theme: Innovations in Healing to Wellness Courts: Creating a Path Forward.

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) offered two plenary sessions, forty workshops, and a veterans Healing to Wellness Court Symposium organized into four tracks:

  • Adult Healing to Wellness Court

  • Juvenile/Family Treatment Court

  • Healing to Wellness Team Member Roles

  • Veterans Treatment

The Enhancement Training is oriented around the Tribal Ten Key Components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) National Drug Court Standards. The Enhancement 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.

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

The Enhancement Training is offered as part of the Healing to Wellness Courts Training and Technical Assistance project. A project delivered by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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