With the rise of the #MeToo movement, organizations of all sizes, including state governments, have been forced to take a long look at themselves. After the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation this year to expand training and write a sexual harassment prevention policy for the legislature for the first time, the other two branches of state government are taking action.
The Cumberland Police Department initiated the Cumberland Assertive Response and Engagement Team in January. The CARE Team is designed by Chief Michael Crooke to help those suffering from mental illness and addiction by providing resources to them and their families.
At the Take Back the Circle medication collection event Friday on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, success could be measured in pounds. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Covanta Indianapolis to collect unused, unwanted or expired medications from passersby.
An anti-shoplifting program that had been implemented by Walmart at 36 Indiana locations — including Beech Grove, Kokomo and Lafayette — has been voluntarily discontinued by the company after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued a critical opinion.
With all this uncertainty, one thing DACA recipients won’t have to worry about anymore — in Indiana, at least — is obtaining state professional licenses. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 419 on March 21, which allowed “Dreamers” to apply for professional certifications.
Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Family and Social Services Administration secretary, and Jim McClelland, director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, announced OpenBeds, a software platform that manages health services.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana’s Transgender Education and Advocacy Program is organizing an “Ask Me Anything” event starting at noon Wednesday on Facebook Live, featuring advocates Lo Ray and Michelle Young.
Streamlining the process of filing documents with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is the goal of a set of proposed changes to the court’s rules. Comments on the new rules are being accepted untl April 25.