10/1/08 - Chippewa Cree courts get $800,000 for three programs


The Chippewa Cree Tribe's court system has received three grants to help address substance abuse and tribal justice problems on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. The tribal court received $800,000 over three years to expand services for the tribe's Wellness Drug Court. The court currently serves 40 people a year, but the funding could help them reach 80, for a total of 240 over the three years, the tribe reported. The funding is from the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.