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The Indiana Office of Court Services (IOCS) assists the Supreme Court in its role as the head of Indiana's judicial system by developing education, programs, and projects for all courts to improve the administration of justice. IOCS also supports the Judicial Conference of Indiana and its Board of Directors, comprised of judicial officers from across Indiana, and provides staff support to multiple committees.

IOCS interacts with a diverse population, including:

  • judges
  • clerks
  • probation/community supervision/court security
  • problem-solving court teams
  • court alcohol and drug programs
  • juvenile detention alternative initiative (JDAI) teams
  • guardian ad litem/court appointed special advocate programs (GAL/CASA)
  • adult guardian volunteers
  • court interpreters

IOCS is organized into five divisions, each headed by a deputy director:

Children and Families Division

Leslie Dunn, Deputy Director

The Children and Families Division manages projects and grants aimed at improving outcomes for families and children involved in the court system. Projects provide support for families and courts in juvenile, family, domestic violence, adult guardianship, ADR, mortgage foreclosure and eviction proceedings.

Education Division

Vicki Davis, Deputy Director

The Education Division ensures judges and judicial branch staff are offered educational opportunities through one-on-one mentoring, in-person education, discussion groups, webinars, and web-based training modules.

Justice Services Division

Chris Biehn, Deputy Director

The Justice Services Division works with probation, problem-solving courts, court alcohol and drug programs, and juvenile justice stakeholders to help criminal offenders successfully transition into the community and offer community-based alternative programs for youth.

Legal Support Division

Jeffrey Wiese, Deputy Director

The Legal Support Division answers legal questions; collects trial court/probation statistics; reviews requests for bulk/compiled data and public records; and assists courts and clerks regarding changes to legislation, procedures, and rules.

Supreme Court Services Division

Elizabeth Daulton, Deputy Director

The Supreme Court Services Division manages the Court’s pending cases and provides legal research, analysis, and draft legal memoranda for the Court.

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