The Center celebrates the grand opening of the Henu’ Community Wellness Court in Kenai, Alaska

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Center staff and affiliated consultants worked with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Kenai Superior Court to design and implement this joint jurisdiction collaboration. Read the press coverage here.

Since 2013, Center staff have managed Project T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More), a federally funded training and technical assistance provider with the goal of helping Native American communities and their local, state and federal partners create joint jurisdiction justice collaborations. In 2015, Project T.E.A.M. staff facilitated meetings in Kenai, Alaska to assist Kimberly Sweet, chief judge for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, and Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran with developing this project. Meetings included representatives from state and tribal government, law enforcement, probation, treatment providers and community members. More information about Project T.E.A.M.’s work can be found in the Center’s publication Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-IC-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.