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Tunica-Biloxi Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $400,000)

Through the implementation and enhancement of the Tunica-Biloxi Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe will address substance/alcohol use among tribal youth by providing evidence-based cultural solutions as alternatives to current methods employed by parish/state criminal justice systems. The Tribal Court will follow the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Drug Treatment Guidelines in implementing a functional Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court. With the full implementation of a Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hopes to accomplish one main goal: implement and enhance the Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court to provide solution-oriented alternatives to mitigate to effects that illegal drugs has had on our community.

Date Created: September 21, 2022