Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Judicial Bench Book
by wpengine / Tuesday, 25 July 2017 / Published in Uncategorized
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) has developed the following additional Tribal Healing to Wellness Court–specific resource publications to assist tribal governments and tribal justice systems in developing, enhancing, and sustaining Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. They created this with the intent of providing judges general descriptions and guidelines of the principles and performance measures inferred from the Tribal 10 Key Components of Healing to Wellness Courts. In addition, the Bench Book and Bench Cards are intended to concisely articulate key principles and performance examples, as well as universal Wellness Court processes and procedures. The Bench Book and its Bench Cards are modifiable tools that are intended to provide quick information and references to assist Wellness Court judges in their unique role. The overall purpose of this Bench Book is so that it can be used to educate Wellness Court team members, tribal leaders, partners, and the community about Wellness Court and the role of a Wellness Court judge.