Working Together: How Tribal Probation and State Probation Can Create Success with Healing to Wellness/Drug Court Participants


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workshop

This presentation will provide attendees with examples of how Tribal Probation and State Probation can work together in Native American participants success in Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and those Native participants in non-tribal Drug Court Programs.


Alyssa Harrold
, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Alyssa Harrold is a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Specialist for TLPI. Prior to working for TLPI, Alyssa was the Problem Solving Court Coordinator/ Adult & Juvenile Probation Officer for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa in Michigan. Alyssa joined the TLPI team in 2022 and brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Kristina Pacheco
Wellness Court Specialist ,

Kristina Pacheco is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, where she lives and works from her home in New Mexico. Kristina is a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Specialist for Tribal Law and Policy Institute. She is also a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor in the state of NM and has over 20 years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention. Prior to joining Tribal Law & Policy Institute she worked for the Pueblo of Laguna for 14 years; as a Supervising Probation Officer (2004-2010), Lead Counselor (2010-2014) and Behavioral Health Program Manager (2014-2019). In 2007, Kristina and the staff of the tribal court began the Pueblo of Laguna Healing to Wellness Court.