Corrections board approves merger

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Kokomo Perspective on January 29, 2018 by Devin Zimmerman

Probation, corrections merger hoped to help with caseload overload

Big changes are in the works for the local judicial system.

Last week the Howard County Community Corrections Advisory Board unanimously approved an agreement aimed at merging the local probation and community corrections department. With the probation department bogged down by high caseloads, officials hope the move will streamline services and maximize grant opportunities.

“This is a huge undertaking, but as I see it, it is our best bet to be able to best supervise individuals that are within our system in Howard County,” said Doug Tate, the board’s chair and judge of Howard County Superior Court III.