Healing to Wellness Court Program Holds Graduation Ceremony

By Ardith Van Riper

     On Friday, April 5, the Ho-Chunk Nation Healing to Wellness Court Program held a graduation ceremony for Henu Garvin at the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Courts.  The Healing to Wellness Program is an evidence-based treatment program that offers alcohol and or drug addicted participants an alternative to extended incarceration and the standard probation model. 

     The Healing to Wellness Program works with treatment agencies and other rehabilitation services to engage a participant in a holistic treatment program that provides the tools and support necessary to get into recovery, stay in recovery, and lead a productive, alcohol-drug free, lawful, healthy lifestyle.

     The graduation ceremony began with a judge’s welcome address, followed by the presentation of the certificate of achievement with a blanket.  Then. there were heartfelt words of encouragement from the Healing to Wellness Program staff, family, and friends to Ms. Garvin.

     The event concluded with a meal at the Comfort Inn & Suites.