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About the Tribal Law and Policy Institute

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is a Native American operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.


We seek to facilitate the sharing of resources so that Native nations and tribal justice systems have access to cost effective resources which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of their communities. We strive to establish programs which link tribal justice systems with other academic, legal, and judicial resources such as law schools, Indian law clinics, tribal colleges, Native American Studies programs, Indian legal organizations and consultants, tribal legal departments, other tribal courts, and other judicial/legal institutions. Through these collaborative alliances, we are implementing a synergistic approach to the delivery of services to Indian Country - accessing a wealth of talent and resources.​

Our mission is to enhance and strengthen tribal sovereignty and justice while honoring community values, protecting rights, and promoting well-being.


Our vision is to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit/welfare of all community members now and for future generations.

About TLPI's Wellness Courts Project


TLPI provides a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Training and Technical Assistance project which includes onsite and offsite technical assistance, regional and national trainings, a publication series, and a webinar series.

We seek to assist Wellness Courts in the development, implementation, and sustainability of program practices for increased program effectiveness, and for the long-term success of their participants. 

We provide:

  • Customized onsite and offsite T/TA  and resources to assist Wellness Courts

  • Regional and national trainings on the Wellness Court best practices

  • The Healing to Wellness Court Publication and Webinar Series

  • and its resources

TLPI can provide free onsite and offsite T/TA for Healing to Wellness Courts, to facilitate Wellness Court implementation and enhancement, including:

  • Review team roles and responsibilities

  • Assess compliance with ten key components

  • Assist in drafting Policies and Procedures

Tribal Law and Policy Institute Website

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Website

Request Training and Technical Assistance

Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Mailing List

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