Source: Washington, DC: American University, School of Public Affairs, Justice Programs Office.

Ft. Peck is a tribal reservation in northeast Montana. This paper describes a program for a tribal Community Wellness Court – a more traditional, community-based model of criminal justice which is an alternative to the current system of justice – to address alcohol and other substance abuse. The description provides an introduction to the program, a mission statement, the targeted population, and programmatic goals. This paper should be read in conjunction with its companion paper: “The Fort Peck Community Wellness Court implementation plan,â€? which can be found at the following Internet address:

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