LaPorte Circuit Judge Thomas Alevizos and Marion Superior Judge Marilyn Moores have received the Distinguished Hoosier Award for their work with juveniles.
Judge Alevizos received his award Friday in a ceremony at the LaPorte County Juvenile Center. He was recognized for his strong commitment to the juvenile justice system and rehabilitation of offenders through diversion, education, and re-entry programs.
Judge Moores received her award today at the Marion Juvenile Court. She was recognized for her proactive efforts to develop alternatives to juvenile detention for low-risk youth.
The Distinguished Hoosier Award is one of the highest awards given by the state. It is given at the discretion of the governor to those who have brought honor to the state through their character and accomplishments. Department of Correction Commissioner Edwin Buss presented the awards on behalf of the state.