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Six Jurisdictions Named to Receive Pretrial Justice Technical Assistance

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Pretrial Justice Institute www.pretrial.org

07/24/17

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Cities & Counties Work To Address Longstanding Barriers to Justice The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) has selected six local jurisdictions to receive targeted technical assistance from PJI funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Each of the sites will focus on a specific topic designed to help the jurisdiction improve the […]

TV station challenging ban on airing court audio

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The Indiana Lawyer com

7/12/17

Olivia Covington

A case currently before the Indiana Court of Appeals could have a precedential effect on the process judges must go through before prohibiting the broadcasting of court recordings, as a northern Indiana TV station argues for answers as to why it was banned from airing a court-provided recording of a sentencing hearing in a high-profile […]

Goff joining Indiana Supreme Court July 24

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The Indiana Lawyer com

06/19/2017

IL Staff

A temporary replacement for the judge of the Wabash Superior Court has been appointed as current Judge Christopher Goff prepares to step down from the trial court bench and transition to the Indiana Supreme Court next month.

Rucker retires after 26 years on appellate bench

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The Indiana Lawyer www.theindianalawyer.com

05/17/2017

Olivia Covington

Ask a member of the Indiana judiciary to describe former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker, and you’ll get answers such as “empathetic” or “compassionate.” And those who sat on either side of Rucker during his nearly 18 years on the state’s highest bench say the now-retired justice never let his sense of humanity outweigh […]

New task force meant to break down language barriers, aid court interpreters

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The INDIANA LAWYER com

03/22/17

Olivia Covington

Nearly 14,000 cases heard in Indiana’s trial courts in 2015 required a court interpretation service, a 21 percent increase from the previous year’s services and a 73 percent increase over 2013, when just under 8,000 cases required an interpreter. Those services meet the needs of a variety of people, from Indianapolis’ Burmese population to Latino […]

Latest Edition of INDIANA COURT TIMES Now Available

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Indiana Supreme Court, Office of Communication, Education and Outreach

Issue 26.1 Spring 2017

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NOV/DEC 2016

Judiciary addressing rising number of CHINS cases around state

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The Indiana Lawyer

11/21/2016

Olivia Covington

A sharp increase in the number of case filings involving children in need of services comes as the number of juvenile delinquencies across Indiana is decreasing, which Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush attributes to the state court system’s focus on increasing resources to juvenile courts and assigning appropriate punishments to juvenile offenders. In […]

High Rates Of Opioid-Addicted Babies Born To High-Risk Moms

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WFYI Indianapolis www.wfyi.org

8/19/16

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pilot program enacted by the state legislature has found one in five infants born to at-risk mothers at four Indiana hospitals had opiates in their system at birth. The program began earlier this year and measures the prevalence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. NAS refers to a group of […]

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6/23/16 Issue 25.3 MAY/JUNE 2016

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The POPAI Fall Conference Celebrates its 20th Year in 2016!

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall conference, the Board is providing 20 members an opportunity to attend the conference with no registration fee cost. More information to follow along with the registration information. Please consider joining us at the Fall Conference as we celebrate our 20th fall event of education, networking and […]

Ind. Decisions – Court authorizes bulk release of data excluded from public access re certain juvenile cases

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Indiana Law Blog www.indianalawblog.com

5/19/16

Marcia Oddi

Ind. Decisions – Court authorizes bulk release of data excluded from public access re certain juvenile cases In the Matter of the Request by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute for Release of Bulk Data or Compiled Information Excluded from Public Access is a 5-page, May 17th order of the Supreme Court authorizing the release […]

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4/26/16

Pretrial release project to test assessment tool

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The Indiana Lawyer www.theindianalawyer.com

1/7/16

Marilyn Odendahl

The Indiana Supreme Court is preparing to test the viability of allowing certain offenders to be released pretrial without having to pay a bail. Ten counties are interested in participating in the pilot project that will test the effectiveness of a risk assessment tool, according to a just-released December status report from the Indiana Supreme […]

39 graduate at 40th Drug Court

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The Journal Gazette

December 15, 2015

Frank Gray

Allen Superior Court’s Drug Court held its 40th graduation ceremony Monday, with 39 graduates receiving certificates and also having charges against them dropped. The various participants, from 21 to 59 years old, some facing first of­fenses and others with lengthy criminal records, spent between nine and 24 months in the program, under­going counseling and testing […]

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11/20/15

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PERF benefit to decline amid fund shortfall

Full Article Dave Stafford www.theindianalawyer.com May 21, 2014 Public employees, including thousands who work in Indiana’s justice system, face a looming change in retirement benefits that could cost them. Estate-planning attorneys say government workers who are considering retirement in the next couple of years should weigh their options carefully.