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Supreme Court awards grants for family projects

Michael W. Hoskins
May 24, 2010
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Fifteen projects in 18 Indiana counties are receiving grants from the Indiana Supreme Court aimed at family court projects, including Madison and Parke counties that are the newest to joint the effort that's been in place since 1999.

The state's highest court announced today that for 2010, it was awarding $257,000 in grant money to 15 projects statewide. Marion County is getting the most money, followed by Clark, Madison, Allen and Tippecanoe counties. A full list can be found online at the state judiciary's website at www.in.gov/judiciary.

The goal of the project is to create a coordinated approach for families with multiple cases pending before multiple judges, and develop court models that can best serve children and families. More than $2.2 million has been awarded to 23 family courts statewide since the project began.

"I am proud to work with these judges.... They are leaders in finding better ways to help families navigate the legal system," Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard said in a news release.

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