Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts



Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides training and technical assistance to help tribal jurisdictions develop new or strengthen existing healing to wellness courts. Offers up-to-date resources on effective, evidence-based strategies to address alcohol and substance use issues among justice-involved juveniles and adults in tribal areas using a treatment court model that incorporates culturally appropriate services, trauma-informed approaches, and traditional healing practices.

What This Program Offers

The Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts program can provide:

  • Customized on-site and off-site technical assistance for wellness courts
  • Regional and national training events, including an annual enhancement training course
  • Resource archive with key materials and resources on a range of topics related to successfully developing and operating a treatment court
  • Publications and a webinar series presenting current research, guidance, and best practices for wellness courts
  • COVID-19 resources with practice modifications and other guidance to ensure consistent service delivery to participants during the pandemic

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

American Indian and Alaska Native tribes seeking to implement or enhance a healing to wellness court are eligible for assistance.

Geographic Coverage



Assistance is provided at no cost. To request technical assistance, complete the online request form.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Supervision • Health and Wellness • Justice System • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment