Specialized courts and community corrections
A series of tools used by courts and corrections to evaluate the potential risks and needs of defendants and convicted offenders at various stages of criminal proceedings and rehabilitation
A statewide bail reform project in which judges assess the risk of releasing non-violent criminal defendants without bail and provide supervision until trial
Certification and staff training for programs designed to provide alternatives to incarceration for criminal defendants addicted to drugs or alcohol
Certification and staff training for innovative courts that address specific problems faced by some criminal offenders, including drug abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence
A program to move low-risk juvenile offenders from secure detention into community-based alternative programs
Management of Indiana’s probation system, certification and training for probation officers, and transfer of supervision from one jurisdiction to another
Families in court
A program that focuses on families with more than one case pending in the legal system (multiple case families), or families with complex cases or at-risk situations
Assistance to state courts in caring for at-risk families and abused and neglected children
A program to train community volunteers to speak up for children who find themselves, through no fault of their own, involved in the juvenile justice system
A resource for courts and the general public on all issues related to adult guardianship
Assistance for state courts on matters related to family violence, including civil protection orders, case processing, best practices, and training
Assistance for state courts in developing plans for alternative dispute resolution in domestic relations cases that are compliant with state law and best practices
Court management & statistics
Forms to request court data in bulk and user agreements for approved confidential and non-confidential data requests.
Annually published statistics on court cases and probation, weighted caseload measures, forms & instructions.
Guides, tutorials and training for court reporters to aid in the preparation of electronic transcripts for appellate cases.
A program to coordinate and publish local court rules and ensure courts are compliant with Trial Rule 81
A program for state courts to use the services of retired or former judges to supplement existing judicial resources
A grant program for state courts to improve operations, access to justice, technology and other infrastructure.
Access to justice
A program to evaluate and certify foreign-language interpreters to work in Indiana state courts
A state fund for legal assistance to indigent persons in civil cases
A committeee to address the issue of providing effective, fair, and efficient language access in Indiana courts
A website that serves as a source of information and forms for litigants who choose to go to court without a lawyer
Contact information for private judges, which litigants could agree to hire to try certain civil cases
A commission to study methods to improve race and gender fairness in the courts, legal system, legal service providers, public organizations, state and local government
A program to assist underrepresented college graduates with law school and a legal career