Wellness Court Bay Dt Ge:vik A'hanja Advocate Award

Nomination Letter Due: July 1, 2022

TLPI is seeking nominations for the Wellness Court Bay dt ge:vik a’hanja Advocate Award. Bay dt ge:vik a’hanja is Hualapai and means “All of us be well”, in honor of Hon. Joseph Flies-Away, a groundbreaking leader and advocate for community healing and Wellness Courts. The Bay dt ge:vik a’hanja Advocate Award was conceived to identify and honor Wellness Court practitioners who have been instrumental in the success of their court, and thereby in the healing and restoration of their community. 



Please consider nominating a Healing to Wellness Court team member who exemplifies the tenants of restorative justice and healing as evidenced by their dedication to the Wellness Court team and participants. Team members may include the judge, coordinator, case manager, community supervision officer, treatment provider, cultural adviser, child welfare representative, or other position.

Nomination Letter Criteria:

Please email: Wellness@TLPI.org with the following information:


  • How long the nominee has worked with the organization/court 

  • How they are regarded by their fellow team members and by participants 

  • How they have contributed to the advancement of the organization/court 

  • Background on the nominee, including their position outside of the Wellness Court, if any, and prior experience

  • Any other considerations for why they are deserving of the award

Former Award Nominees: 

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Joan Johnson

Fort Belknap Tribal Court


Alyssa Harold

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Drug Court

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Robert Mann

Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary Healing to Wellness Court 


Byram Beckstead

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

2019 recipients

Rhonda Decontie

Penobscot Nation Tribal Court

2019 recipients

Leah Parrish

Bay Mills Tribal Court