Thursday, August 28, 2014

Permanency Roundtables in Juvenile Delinquency Cases

Permanency Roundtables in Juvenile Delinquency Cases

October 28, 2013 by Angela Reid-Brown

A Permanency Roundtable is an intervention designed to facilitate the permanency planning process for youth placed out-of-home by identifying solutions to permanency obstacles.
The Permanency Roundtable Model was developed by Casey Family Programs to assist child welfare agencies expedite permanency for youth in care. In 2012, Indiana passed legislation requiring permanency roundtables in both children [...]

JDAI: Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

JDAI: Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

October 28, 2013 by Michelle M. Tennell

The vision of the Annie E. Casey Foundation states: “All youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults.” Indiana supports this vision and has chosen the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), designed by the Foundation, as the method by which Indiana communities can implement meaningful juvenile justice [...]

Casey Family Programs: 2020 Strategy

October 28, 2013 by

Since 2007, Casey Family Programs has had the privilege to work in close partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). To date, our efforts with DCS have supported several key initiatives, including:

internal management development
father engagement
permanency roundtables (internal case consultations to identify innovative strategies to promote child permanency attainment)
improvements in data analysis capacity
identification and [...]

Seventeenth Annual GAL/CASA Conference

Seventeenth Annual GAL/CASA Conference

October 28, 2013 by Leslie S. Dunn

The State Office of GAL/CASA held the Seventeenth Annual Indiana State GAL/CASA Conference, entitled “Times of Change” on September 14 at the Wyndham West Hotel in Indianapolis. Over six hundred CASA volunteers, directors and program staff participated in the conference. The keynote speaker, Charlie Appelstein, an author, spoke on the topic, “No Such [...]

Juvenile Mental Health Screening, Assessment & Treatment

October 21, 2013 by Hon. Mary Harper , Amy Karazos

The Indiana Juvenile Mental Health Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Project (Project) is aimed at early assessment of mental health issues facing children who enter juvenile detention. It is already helping children access needed services.
Benefits Observed by Detention Centers and Courts
Some of the recognized benefits of the Project include:

a better understanding of the youth on the [...]

Education Abroad: Indiana Court of Appeals Judges Travel to Turkey

Education Abroad: Indiana Court of Appeals Judges Travel to Turkey

August 16, 2013 by Martin DeAgostino

“The world is globalizing and law is universalizing.” So begins a letter from the Justice Academy of Turkey to selected American judges who were invited to Turkey in June to exchange knowledge with Turkish judges and prosecutors in training.
Some urgency attended the message. Turkey has been reforming its judicial system for a decade, not least [...]

2013 Legislative Review

2013 Legislative Review

August 16, 2013 by Editor

Editor’s Note: This report is a condensed version of the full report prepared by the Indiana Judicial Center (IJC) and only contains highlights of selected bills.
The IJC legislative report that contains summaries of all bills of interest passed in the 2013 session can be can be found at http://indianacourts.us/blogs/legislative
The entire text of any law, as well [...]

Another Judge’s Duty: Reporting Lawyer Criminal Convictions to the Indiana Disciplinary Commission

August 16, 2013 by G. Michael Witte

A judge who has entered a criminal guilty finding against a lawyer has an affirmative duty to report the conviction to the Disciplinary Commission. This duty is found in Admis. Disc. R. 23 §11.1(a)(1). The rule requires the judge to transmit a certified copy of the finding of guilt to the Disciplinary Commission [...]

JLAP & ISBA Present Attorney Surrogate CLE

JLAP & ISBA Present Attorney Surrogate CLE

August 16, 2013 by Loretta Oleksy

On May 10, JLAP (Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program) and the ISBA (Indiana State Bar Association) co-sponsored a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program titled “Ethical Application of the Attorney Surrogate Rule.” The day began with emcee Dave Remondini, Chief Deputy Executive Director, Division of State Court Administration, Indiana Supreme Court, leading participants through an [...]

Indiana Trial Court Fee Manual

August 16, 2013 by Editor

The Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration announces a new publication: The Indiana Trial Court Fee Manual.

It is available online at http://courts.in.gov/admin/3110.htm.

This manual lists the most commonly assessed costs and fees for each case type. It is also an alphabetical list of all possible costs/fees assessed by a court or probation department [...]

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