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.

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.

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

About TLPI's Wellness Courts project: TLPI provides training and technical assistance (T/TA) to planning and operational adult, DUI/DWI, juvenile, and family Healing to Wellness Courts (drug courts).

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

  • WellnessCourts.org 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