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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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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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