Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $497,331)
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (Red Lake Nation) is applying for funding of Category 2. Enhancement with the BJA FY22 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. Red Lake Nation’s Healing to Wellness Adult Drug Court will serve as a diversion court for repeated Drug and Alcohol Offenders on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. This project will include the funding of two positions, Healing to Wellness Coordinator and a Cultural Advocate.
Population to be served: Red Lake Tribal substance abusing offenders. Year 1: 25 cases, Year 2: 50 cases, Year 3: 50 cases-
Project Purpose: The submission of RLN’s Healing to Wellness Court (HTW) application to demonstrates RLN’s allegiance to incorporate the Family Drug Court and Healing to Wellness Court structure, framework, evidence based practices (EBPs), guidelines, and inclusion into the current Red Lake Nation Tribal Court. The program design of the RLN HTW “ will provide for a comprehensive multi-disciplinary system response, creating a structured and elevated level of accountability for substance abusing parents through the creation of an expanded system of family centered judicial processes, case management, supervision, drug testing, treatment services, and immediate sanctions and incentives by implementing EBPs and Tribal Best Practices strategies to ensure success of the RLN FDWC goals : 1) Reduce the number of drug-based crimes 2) Increase the cultural knowledge of offenders 3) Reduce the recidivism rates of drug-based crimes 4) Create data collection methodology to carefully monitor, collect, organize, and analyze information throughout the grant period.