Wayne Co. chief probation officer appointed to children’s commission

An eastern Indiana probation officer has been appointed to represent the juvenile probation system on the Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children.

Kory George, chief probation officer in Wayne County, will begin a four-year term on the commission on July 1, according to a Monday order signed by Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush. The order also reappoints Rush to a four-year term on the commission.

George succeeds Susan Lightfoot, chief probation officer in Henry County, whose term expires June 30. Rush’s current term will also expire June 30, and her new term will begin July 1.

Under Indiana Code § 2-5-36, the Indiana chief justice is authorized to appoint one judge or justice with experience in juvenile law and one representative of the juvenile probation system to the commission. Before joining the Indiana Supreme Court, Rush was a juvenile judge in Tippecanoe County.

Rush and George’s terms will expire June 30, 2025, or when their successors are appointed.

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