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2023 Bay dt ge:vik a'hanja Wellness Court Advocate Award

Nomination Letters Due: Friday, May 26, 2023


Now 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

Please email: with the following information:


  • How long the nominee has worked in 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


Robert Mann

Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary Healing to Wellness Court 


Rhonda Decontie

Clerk of Courts & Cultural Advisor, Penobscot Nation Tribal Court


Byram Beckstead

Chief Prosecutor, Shoshone Bannock Tribes


Leah Parrish

Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator, Bay Mills Indian Community


Rosemary Manrique

Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator, Santa Ana Pueblo


Joan Johnson

Program Manager, Fort Belknap Youth Tribal Court


Hon. Richard Blake

Chief Tribal Judge, Hoopa Valley Tribe


Alyssa Harrold

Specialty Court Manager and Probation Office, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

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