Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Pho: 800-542-0813 (toll free)
GAL/CASA State Director
State Program Coordinator
In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »
On April 12, Jasper County Circuit Court Judge John Potter was named Judge of the Year by the National CASA Association. Potter was recognized for his efforts in creating CASA programs in Jasper and neighboring counties, having a positive impact on child welfare issues across the nation, and actively pursuing Amber Alert reform.
Judge Potter has served on the Circuit Court of Jasper County since 2006, and was selected from 25 nominees to receive the award. Potter will be honored with the award at the National CASA/GAL Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on June 6. Potter is a member of the Indiana Supreme Court's GAL/CASA Advisory Commission.
Be sure to save the save the date for the 2016 Indiana GAL/CASA Conference, “More Than Words.” The conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. There are 15 great breakout sessions and a powerful keynote presentation planned.
This year we are once again offering hotel accommodations on site at the Marriott (for the Conference rate of $98.00 per night) and next door at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites at the special rate of $74.00 per night. Registration for both hotels are open at the discounted rate until September 8, 2016.
Cost to attend the conference is $50.00 for GAL/CASA staff and volunteers and $75.00 for GAL attorneys not affiliated with a local GAL/CASA volunteer program. We will also offer a Friday Night Social Event for an additional $20.00 for those who wish to attend.