Accountability, respect and care are at the center of our Ts’iłq’u Circle, which means, “coming together as one.”
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