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:
- 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
The Executive Director of IOCS is
Mary Kay Hudson
Indiana Office of Court Services
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
IOCS is organized into four divisions, each headed by a deputy director:
The Education Division ensures judges and judicial branch staff are offered educational opportunities through one-on-one mentoring, in-person education, online manuals/benchbooks, discussion groups, webinars, and web-based training modules.
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.
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.
The Programming & Projects Division manages innovative statewide initiatives that protect Hoosiers in need and promote equal justice and manages grants that benefit trial courts, litigants, and communities.