The Family Wellness Court hears juvenile cases involving tribal youth up to 24 years old.
Two judges, one from the Shingle Springs Tribal Court and one from the Superior Court El Dorado County, hear cases together. This court offers one unified proceeding designed to better address the wellness of the family.
Hon. Christine Williams, Chief Judge of the Shingle Springs Tribal Court, and Hon. Suzanne N. Kingsbury, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court El Dorado County, oversee the trial-state joint jurisdiction court.
The Family Wellness Court, the first of its kind in California and the second in the nation, is a model for other tribal and state courts.
Family Wellness Court Manual