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Promising strategies: Tribal-state court relations

Goldberg, C. and Champagne, D. – 2014

A report on promising practices in tribal-state court relations. Notes that tribal and state courts interact in a variety of areas, including child welfare and domestic violence, and that collaborative tribal-state programs can effectively address such issues as child protection and community safety. Lists program criteria for inclusion in the report. Ten different tribal-state court programs are profiled. Each section includes basic program information, a detailed program description, and how each program addresses cultural compatibility, enhancement of tribal authority, intergovernmental cooperation, fairness, and keys to success. Programs address such problems as domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and treatment (wellness courts), and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).