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Tulalip alternative sentencing-8-07

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Tulalip alternative sentencing-8-07

  1. 1. HARVARD HONORING NATIONS “High Honors Award” -2006 <ul><li>dex w q w iq 'w il </li></ul><ul><li>“ . . .the means of getting stronger” </li></ul><ul><li>Tulalip Tribes Alternative Sentencing Program </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tulalip Tribes Elder In The Beginning…………….
  3. 3. “ The Ways of our Ancestors ” <ul><li>Ex parte Crow Dog: U.S. Supreme Court sanctions traditional resolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts: Homicide with restitution as tribal sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result: Major Crimes & Assimilative Crimes Act –Federal control over “serious” crimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result: Establish “Indian Court of Offenses & punishment is outcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005 Result: a return to remedies to “repair th fabric of the tribe” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. STATISTICAL RESULTS 1999-2002 BJS Report- American Indians & Crime <ul><li>The rate of violent victimization is more than 2x the rate for the US—violent crime arrest rate by states decreased by 25% in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of violence for every age group is higher among Indians that any other race </li></ul><ul><li>Arrest for Drug & Alcohol offenses is 2x the rate for any other race but as of 2002, 20% more were reported by natives </li></ul><ul><li>7 in 10 Indians convicted of violent crime were under the influence </li></ul><ul><li>4 in 10 Indians were held in local jails for alcohol related non-violent offense and in 2002 more than 57% are back because of technical violation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tulalip Alternative Sentencing Program Tribal Member Tulalip Court Tulalip Police Family Services Health Clinic Dental Clinic TANF ARMS Education Employment TERO Cultural, Spiritual, & Traditional Beda?Chelh Fitness Center Community Development EvCC NW Indian College Board of Directors TGA
  6. 6. HEALING PHILOSPHY “ A Circle of Services ” <ul><li>The Tulalip Tribal Courts “Wellness Court” includes a modified regular criminal calendar, GPS-EHM, an adult drug court, a commitment to corrections services and an elder’s panel project. The courts goal is establishing and institutionalizing an indigenous justice system which focuses on therapeutic outcomes called “therapeutic jurisprudence” by incorporating a team or “extended family” approach. In tribal courts it is simply returning back to tribal roots and implementing “indigenous justice”. </li></ul>Client Public Defender Prosecutor Court Police Probation Mental Health Treatment Provider
  7. 7. <ul><li>dex w q w iq 'w il </li></ul><ul><li>sk ’w apad </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Tulalip Wellness Court
  8. 8. Healing to Wellness Stages “ A circle of sentencing outcomes ” STAGE 1 Strength STAGE 2 Courage STAGE 4 Balance STAGE 3 Perservere Introduction & Stabilization Learning ability to share Learning Oral Skills Learning structure of Court and Extended Family Learning to be clean and sober Responsibility Accountability Continuity Learning Oral Tradition Skills to succeed—employment and education Family History-Connection Inquiry into Spirituality Elders CLIENT FAMILY COMMUNITY What is my role in my community and family Finding Employment and completing education Practicing balance Emotional well-being Mentoring and helping others Knowing my history Know & Practice spirituality Report to Family-Team on Spirituality & Traditions Become the teacher Be employed and productive citizen of Tribe Learning the balance in the world, community & family
  9. 9. Traditional Indigenous Justice Program– Law and Justice as part of the Whole <ul><li>6 Key Components of Therapeutic Jurisprudence or Indigenous Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate all needed services with court </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use non-adversarial “team” approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be holistic and be tribal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be corrective to encourage accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Trusting Relations-including frequent meetings with Judge </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. STATISTICAL RESULTS for TULALIP 2002-2006 <ul><li>In 2001-2002 Tulalip was handling about 1100 new criminal filings </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, the number of criminal filings were down 12% for the year and 12% for the first quarter of 2007. The total decrease is about 25% in new criminal case filings to about 420 </li></ul><ul><li>Recidivism has decreased by 25% over the last two years </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Cases increased about 20% in between 2005-2006 and another 15% in the first quarter of 2007. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tulalip Alternative Sentencing Program <ul><li>The Tulalip Tribes Community has become a safe and clean environment </li></ul><ul><li>for our people to live for the next seven generations. </li></ul>“ dex w q w iq 'w il ” “ . . .the means of getting stronger”

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