About the Healing to Wellness Court

The Healing to Wellness Court aims to reduce alcohol and drug related crimes by leading members towards “Mino Bimadiziwin,” or the good life, through partnerships that provide community-based individualized services for adult members under the court’s jurisdiction.

For details and more information on the Healing to Wellness court, please review the below resources, policy and procedures.

A full policy and procedures manual for the Healing to Wellness Court can be downloaded here.



To be eligible to participate in the healing to wellness court system, individuals must be non-violent adult members of the Bay Mills Indian Community charged with drug or alcohol related offenses. They must also fall within jurisdiction of Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court. Offenses that may be considered drug or alcohol related, or may have drug and alcohol use as an underlying factor, include:

  • Supplying quantities of prohibited drugs
  • Possession and/or use of prohibited drugs
  • Breaking and Entering/Home invasion
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing
  • Theft
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • DUI
  • Dangerous or reckless driving


Leah Teeple
Healing to Wellness Court Judge
Jacques LeBlanc Jr.
Healing to Wellness Coordinator
Dakota Hurley
Healing to Wellness Prevention Specialist
Tashina Elliott
Deputy Clerk
Phyllis Kinney
Court Administrator
Jennifer L. Obreiter
Tribal Prosecutor
Terry Carrick
Probation Officer