May 2, 2012 by Editor
The Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration announced that the application for 2012 Court Reform Grants is now available online. The application is available at courts.in.gov/admin/2420.htm.
The Division encourages judges to apply for a grant. The money awarded can help improve your local court system. Up to $30,000 per grant request is available for [...]
February 6, 2012 by Editor
On Jan. 11, 2012, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard delivered his 25th and final State of the Judiciary address to a Joint Session of the Indiana General Assembly. An excerpted version follows. The State of the Judiciary was broadcast to a statewide audience over the Internet and on radio and television through Indiana Public [...]
February 21, 2011 by Editor
The economic downturn and the fiscal challenges facing the public sector have left little room in county budgets for court reorganization, innovation and improvement projects. The Supreme Court’s Court Reform Grant Program, first launched in 2008, continues to help courts innovate and improve their administration.
In late summer 2010, the Indiana Supreme Court awarded more than [...]
September 13, 2010 by Editor
While Indiana was still mostly a roughhewn wilderness, forward-looking citizens of Jennings County were far-sighted enough to create the first public park dedicated to children in the county seat of Vernon—in 1815, one year before Indiana became a state.
Continuing with that kind of visionary thinking, the Jennings County judiciary has installed state-of-the-art court reporting equipment [...]
May 5, 2010 by Editor
In late summer 2009, the Supreme Court awarded nearly $350,000 to 12 courts across the state for the study and implementation of various programs designed to help courts streamline their operations. Under the Court Reform Grant (CRG) Program, grants of up to $30,000 are available for initial efficiency studies, while grants of up to $40,000 [...]
April 30, 2009 by Editor
Last summer, the Supreme Court awarded monies from its Court Reform Grant Program for five study projects to courts in the following counties: Allen, Clark, Fountain and Warren, Hamilton, and Marion, plus one grant for an implementation project in Elkhart County. The purpose of the grant program is to encourage courts to streamline court operations [...]
October 31, 2008 by Editor
REFORM: to improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.
Courts in eighteen counties have submitted 23 separate proposals to explore new ways of doing things. From these thoughtful proposals, the Supreme Court selected six to become the first recipients of funding from the new Court Reform [...]
Indiana Supreme Court Announces Grant Programs for Education Scholarships & Court Reform Study Projects
April 30, 2008 by Editor
The Indiana Supreme Court is pleased to announce that funds are now available for individual scholarship grants for education opportunities and for trial court grants aimed to assist courts in assessing their organizations and implementing recommended improvements.
Information about the application process and application forms for both grants is available on the judicial website at http://courts.IN.gov/admin/reform/.