Family Wellness Court
On February 7, 2017, the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature enacted the
Family Wellness Court Code, 4 HCC § 16.
The purpose of the Family Wellness Court is to help
Ho-Chunk Nation members break the generational cycle of abuse,
addiction and enabling; provide intensive services and more
frequent court intervention to assist with reunifying Ho-Chunk
Nation families and/or preventing the breakup of such families;
promote positive behavioral health and wellness for participants,
their families, and the community; reduce recidivism rates of drug
and alcohol offenses to keep families together; promote recovery in
participants and the community, and support from the family and
community; and to hold participants accountable through the use of
effective sanctions, rewards, and treatment programming.
A referral to Family Wellness Court may be made by anyone,
provided the prospective participant is willing to have the
referral made, and is willing to agree to voluntary participation
in the court program.
Contact the Family Wellness Court Coordinator for a referral
form; Shelley.Wilkinson@ho-chunk.com, (715) 284-2722.
Once a completed referral form is received, the Family
Wellness Court Coordinator will begin to forward the information to
the necessary team members to initiate the appropriate