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Court awarding grants for CHINS, parental termination programs

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The Indiana Court Improvement Project is giving out up to $350,000 in grants aimed at helping children and families who are navigating through the state’s child welfare system.

Administered through the Indiana Judicial Center, the grant program is designed for those involved in Children in Need of Services and parental termination cases. Projects that could qualify for the grants include drug court or training and mediation programs, educational brochures or guides for those in the system, and court performance measures for CHINS and termination cases.

A grant review team will review applications and make a recommendation to the CIP executive committee, which makes the final decision based on need, application quality, and probability that the project will meet its goals and objectives.

Applications for the grants, ranging from $25,000 to $35,000, is July 22 at 4 p.m. Awards will be announced on or after Aug. 15.

The applications can be found online at www.courts.in.gov/cip, and must be sent electronically and by mail to both arbrown@courts.state.in.us and to Angela Reid-Brown, Indiana Judicial Center, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564. More information is available at 317-232-1313.
 

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  1. My mother got temporary guardianship of my children in 2012. my husband and I got divorced 2015 the judge ordered me to have full custody of all my children. Does this mean the temporary guardianship is over? I'm confused because my divorce papers say I have custody and he gets visits and i get to claim the kids every year on my taxes. So just wondered since I have in black and white that I have custody if I can go get my kids from my moms and not go to jail?

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  3. Charles Rice was one of the greatest of the so-called great generation in America. I was privileged to count him among my mentors. He stood firm for Christ and Christ's Church in the Spirit of Thomas More, always quick to be a good servant of the King, but always God's first. I had Rice come speak to 700 in Fort Wayne as Obama took office. Rice was concerned that this rise of aggressive secularism and militant Islam were dual threats to Christendom,er, please forgive, I meant to say "Western Civilization". RIP Charlie. You are safe at home.

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