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Supreme Court gives $160,000 for family court projects

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Sixteen Indiana counties will share $160,000 in grant money from the Indiana Supreme Court to support their local family court projects.

Priority was given to applications that emphasized improving access to the courts for families without attorneys, alternative dispute resolution and early case management, as well as implementing other programs that support families through the court process.

The grants are considered seed money and these counties are expected to transition within a reasonable time from this type of funding to local funding. Since the Family Court Project began in 1999, the Supreme Court has given out more than $2.5 million to support these projects.

The 16 counties receive grants in 2012 are:
-    Elkhart - $25,000
-    Bartholomew and Steuben - $20,000 each
-    Clark and St. Joseph - $15,000 each
-    Allen, Fulton, Greene, Marion and Vanderburgh - $10,000 each
-    Monroe and Parke - $5,000 each
-    Brown, Jackson and Lawrence - $3,800 (shared)
-    Hamilton - $1,200

For more information on the Family Court Project, visit http://courts.in.gov/family-court.

 

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