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Family Wellness Court

On February 7, 2017, the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature enacted the Family Wellness Court Code, 4 HCC ยง 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 screenings.