The Indiana Supreme Court announced today it has awarded nearly $160,000 in grant money for Family Court Projects around the state.
Counties receiving grants for 2009 are Tippecanoe, $40,000; Clark, $30,000; Marion, $20,000; Vanderburgh, $15,000; Porter and Lake, $10,000 each; Johnson, $7,000; Henry, $5,000; and Owen, $2,000. Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, and Lawrence counties are sharing a $20,000 grant.
The Family Court project encourages a coordinated approach to serve the needs of families involved in multiple court cases and stresses common-sense, non-adversarial solutions. Since the project began in 1999, the Supreme Court through the Division of State Court Administration has distributed more than $1.825 million in grants to 23 Family Courts in the state. More information on the Family Court Project is available at http://www.courts.in.gov/family-court.