Wellness Court

Program Overview

Tulalip’s Healing to Wellness Court provides the support and resources necessary for our clients to begin living sober lives and reconnecting with their families, community and culture. We offer comprehensive services in the areas of medical, mental health, and chemical dependency treatment, housing, jobs skills and placement. These services are provided through an intensely-supervised court program of support and accountability.

Criminal defendants charged with non-violent offenses arising from drug abuse and/or mental health conditions are eligible to participate in the Tulalip Healing to Wellness Court. An assessment and intake interview is conducted, and an individualized treatment plan is developed for each program participant. This allows them to avoid criminal prosecution and rebuild their lives.

Each participant will be supported, supervised, and held accountable to that plan by the members of the wellness court team: judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, coordinator, case manager, chemical dependency counselor, mental health counselor, law enforcement officer and community member.

If you would like to donate in support of wellness court, please click on the link https://www.tulalipfoundation.org/Giving or your donation can be made to the Tulalip Foundation in support of the wellness court at 8825 34th Ave NE L-242 Tulalip, WA 98271.

If you are interested in participating in wellness court, please talk to your defense counsel, the prosecutor or your community supervision officer to determine if you meet the referral criteria. If you meet the criteria, they can make a referral to the wellness court. If you have any questions, you may email or call the wellness court program manager at any time. Our Tulalip Healing to Wellness Court team thanks you for your support!


  • Ashley Utz Cook, Wellness Program Manager
  • Mark Houle, Community Supervision Officer

Tulalip Family Wellness Court (FWC)

The Tulalip Family Wellness Court (FWC) is an alternative to current dependency proceeding. FWC meets more frequently allowing more opportunity to demonstrate progress.
We promote wellness for all participants to ensure families are able to get healthy together.

What are the benefits?

  • Earlier family renunciation or prevent removal
  • Team approach
  • Focus on traditional values and healing
  • Collaborative
  • Comprehensive support
  • Individualized goals
  • Frequent appearances before the Judge to demonstrate progress
  • Extra support and accountability

Mission statement: The mission of the Tulalip Family Wellness Court is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of children in dependency by assisting parents to address their substance abuse and other service needs through a comprehensive, integrated, and culturally-competent judicially-managed collaboration.

Tulalip Tribes Value #6: We strengthen our people so that they may walk a good walk.
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Vision statement: The vision of the Tulalip Family Wellness court is to reunite parents with their children by providing support for these families to assist in breaking the cycle of substance abuse, while ensuring that families grow healthy together. Promoting wellness & cultural connection is an ongoing journey; providing future generations a chance to live healthy, balanced, sober lives to strengthen our Tulalip community.

Who to contact:
Family Wellness Court Coordinator