TRIBAL COURT SERVICES
The Northern California Intertribal Court System is a court system of limited jurisdiction based on the tribal laws that authorize jurisdiction. Cases may include, depending on tribal law, the following:
· Civil Citations (limited -Hopland and Cahto)
· Domestic Violence (all tribes)
· Name Changes (limited - Hopland)
· Child welfare cases (limited - Hopland)
· Truancy (limited - Hopland)
· Unlawful Detainer (limited - Cahto)
· Dissolution of Marriage (simple dissolutions only - limited to Hopland)
· Adult Healing to Wellness Court (developing - September 2019)
· Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court (developing - September 2019)
· Other cases authorized by the constitutions and tribal laws of the individual member tribes, please contact the Court Clerk for more information
The Tribal Court is presided over by the Chief Judge Kristina Kalka.
The Judicial Council is the presiding governing body of the Northern California Intertribal Court System. The council is made up of two representatives from each of the NCICS member tribes. The council is charged with overseeing the court programs. The council meets monthly on the third Wednesday of every month at 12pm in rotating locations.
ADULT HEALING TO WELLNESS COURT
The vision of the Adult Healing to Wellness Court is to create an equitable judicial system for all tribal members regardless of differences in association, language, color, or creed in Mendocino County as well as to provide equitable and culturally competent judicial services to all associated tribal members, which in turn provides the opportunity for personal growth, education, effective care, community engagement, and social justice.
JUVENILE HEALING TO WELLNESS COURT
The mission of the Youth Healing to Wellness Court is to provide equitable and culturally competent judicial services to all associated tribal youth, which in turn provides the opportunity for personal growth, education, effective care, community engagement, and social justice with the goal of reducing incidence of juvenile crime in the tribal communities participating in NCICS and to provide culturally competent services and to have juvenile cases heard in our Native tribal courts.