The Circle is administered at the Tribal Courthouse in Old Town Kenai and serves different purposes, but most simply is a place where people come to have important or difficult discussions in a good way. The tribe has operated the program since the mid-2000s.
Many Circle participants are teenagers facing legal trouble who are referred from the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice or the state court system. The Circle gives these youth a chance to work with family, friends and community members on a plan to make amends for their offense and get on a good path, without the offense going on their record.
But the Circle also serves others. It is available to employees, families, councils and any individual or group seeking a safe place to discuss difficult issues or make tough decisions.
Contact – Location
508 Upland St. (next to the Dena’ina Wellness Center)
Kenai, AK 99611