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Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

Hon. Susan Orr Henderson

June 23, 2016 by James F. Maguire

This is the thirty-eighth of our Court Times articles that highlight up-close-and-personal a member of the Indiana Judiciary
Fountain Circuit Court Judge Susan Orr Henderson is our judge featured in this issue. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1980, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Dayton School of [...]

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

GAL/CASA programs implement statewide Case Management System

June 23, 2016 by Leslie Dunn

Courts appoint individuals from Guardian ad Litem/Court-Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA) programs to advocate for the best interests of children in child abuse and neglect proceedings, as well as in other types of cases.
Thanks to additional funding from the Indiana General Assembly, the State Office of GAL/CASA (Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocates) purchased Optima, a [...]

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

Trauma and the Courts – Being an Informed Court

June 23, 2016 by Ruth Reichard

The Issue
Unless they are there for a wedding or an adoption, people rarely come to court for a happy, positive reason. Judges who handle criminal cases involving allegations of spousal or child abuse, sexual assault, or other violent crimes can count on seeing people who have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes.
But [...]

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

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

April 26, 2016 by

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 involved with this [...]

Hon. Robert W. Freese

Hon. Robert W. Freese

April 26, 2016 by James F. Maguire

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 [...]

Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

Odyssey Interfaces: Front, Back, and In-Between

April 26, 2016 by Mary DePrez

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 [...]

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

April 26, 2016 by Ruth D. Reichard

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 [...]

Judge Granger attends State of the Union with Senator Joe Donnelly

Judge Granger attends State of the Union with Senator Joe Donnelly

February 25, 2016 by

Judge Maria Granger, Founder of Indiana’s First Veterans Court, was a guest at the State of the Union Address.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly invited Floyd County Superior Court Judge Maria Granger as his guest to President Obama’s final State of the Union speech. Judge Granger established Indiana’s first Veterans Court in 2011, and there are now [...]

Judge Gregory Horn receives award from Arc of Indiana

Judge Gregory Horn receives award from Arc of Indiana

February 25, 2016 by

The Arc of Indiana honored Judge Gregory Horn, Wayne County Superior Court, with The Arc’s Community Involvement Award at their annual Appreciation Luncheon on December 4, 2015 for his support and dedication to guardianship services for people with disabilities in east central Indiana.
Judge Horn’s efforts to initiate a county-wide guardianship program date back to 2009, [...]

A good beta: mycase.in.gov

A good beta: mycase.in.gov

February 25, 2016 by

In January, the Supreme Court’s trial court technology staff launched a new version of the mycase.in.gov website. The goal is simple: provide a mobile-friendly site to the public for searching cases and a platform for offering more services in the future.
The site still needs work, and because it’s tapped into such a large and varied [...]

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