New Tribal Court Programs Aim to Reduce Recidivism

Two new tribal court programs are getting off the ground at Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. They’re focused on reducing recidivism. Colleen Belardi, one of the coordinators at Central Council’s Youth Wellness Court, said the program is still being developed. “What we do know is that we would like to intervene with youth in the court system … and also kids who may be at risk of becoming involved in the court system,” Belardi said.

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