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CASA Strong

CASA Strong

April 26, 2016

Hundreds of CASA volunteers fill the North Atrium of the State House during CASA Day. Leaders, volunteers turn out for CASA Day at the State House A sea of about 350 volunteers in matching blue shirts filled the North Atrium of the State House on March 7, for CASA Day, an annual rally that connects CASA volunteers with lawmakers. Governor Mike Pence and Chief Justice Loretta Rush made remarks to an impassioned crowd, and thanked the volunteers for their work on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers advocate on behalf of... [Read the full story]

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CASA Strong

CASA Strong

April 26, 2016

Hundreds of CASA volunteers fill the North Atrium of the State House during CASA Day. Leaders, volunteers turn out for CASA Day at the State House A sea of about 350 volunteers in matching blue shirts filled the North Atrium of the State House on March 7, for CASA Day, an annual rally that connects CASA volunteers with lawmakers. Governor Mike Pence and Chief Justice Loretta Rush made remarks to an impassioned crowd, and thanked the volunteers for their work on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers advocate on behalf of... [Read the full story]

Court Technology

Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

April 26, 2016

Since December 2007 when Odyssey – the statewide court case management system – was first deployed to the courts in Monroe County and Washington Township, Court Technology has worked to develop various interfaces between Odyssey and other data systems. This work was done in an effort to improve the completeness and accuracy of shared information and to eliminate the need for users to enter the same data into multiple systems. Court Technology has installed Odyssey in 243 courts in 55 counties. Delaware County trial courts are the most recent addition to this list, joining... [Read the full story]

Sidebar

Hon. Robert W. Freese

Hon. Robert W. Freese

April 26, 2016

Major Robert Freese with a group of Civil Air Patrol Cadets in the Washington, DC office of Indiana 4th District Congressman Todd Rokita. This is the thirty-seventh of our Court Times articles that highlight up close and personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary. Hendricks Superior Court Judge Robert W. Freese is our judge featured in this issue. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marian College, cum laude, in 1981, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Robert McKinney Indiana University School of Law in 1984. Freese served as Public Defender in Hendricks Superior... [Read the full story]

Family Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

April 26, 2016

What is 20 years old, confidential, never stops working, and saves countless lives? The National Domestic Violence Hotline Established as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-322), the Hotline originated from the Violence Against Women Act, which authorized the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award a grant to a private, nonprofit entity “to establish and operate a national, toll-free telephone hotline to provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.” Two decades later, the Hotline has become so much... [Read the full story]

Spotlight

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

April 26, 2016

Program manager, Vanessa Nathan (left) and program coordinator LaVonne Jarrett hold the ‘Program of Excellence’ award from the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. The Franciscan St. Margaret Health Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program was among ten (10) programs from across the country named a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Judge Diane K. Schneider, Lake Superior Court, Civil Division #7, is highly... [Read the full story]

Articles

CASA Strong

CASA Strong

Hundreds of CASA volunteers fill the North Atrium of the State House during CASA... 


2016 Legislative Summary – Indiana General Assembly

2016 Legislative Summary – Indiana General Assembly

[Editor’s Note: This report is a condensed version of the legislation enacted... 


CCJ and COSCA form National Task Force on fines, fees and bail practices

The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators... 


Indiana Supreme Court Committee to study evidence-based Pretrial Release

The Supreme Court Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release (hereinafter... 


Judicial Candidate eSchool

Judicial Candidate eSchool

The Indiana Judicial Center, with technical support from the National Center for... 


Indiana Project on Abuse in Later Life

Indiana Project on Abuse in Later Life

Juanita Davis, Program Manager with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later... 


The Bench Card

The Bench Card

A tool for working with Court Interpreters The decision to appoint an interpreter... 


Indiana’s Commercial Court Pilot Project – March 2016 Update

Indiana’s Commercial Court Pilot Project – March 2016 Update

By Order issued January 19, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court created the Indiana Commercial... 


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VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

VASIA announced as a ‘Program of Excellence’, Judge Schneider honored

Program manager, Vanessa Nathan (left) and program coordinator LaVonne Jarrett hold... 


Hon. Robert W. Freese

Hon. Robert W. Freese

Major Robert Freese with a group of Civil Air Patrol Cadets in the Washington, DC... 


Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

Since December 2007 when Odyssey – the statewide court case management system –... 


National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

What is 20 years old, confidential, never stops working, and saves countless lives?... 


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