Friday, March 14, 2014
Ind. Courts - More on: Clark County drug court back in business, conditionally
The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to conditionally reinstate the Clark County Drug Court, a move that means existing participants will have a chance to complete treatment and have their charges dismissed.
Jane Seigel, executive director of the Indiana Judicial Center — a branch of the high court — told Clark County judges the suspension would be lifted last Friday,March 7. The letter she sent to the judges was obtained by The Courier-Journal on Thursday.
It lists seven conditions to the six-month, temporary certification, including:
• No new participants will be admitted unless authorized by the state.
• Judge Vicki Carmichael will oversee drug court sessions, lead team meetings and supervise drug court case managers.
• A representative of the Clark County Prosecutor’s office must attend weekly team meetings and court sessions.
• A member of the defense bar must serve as an advocate for participants during weekly meetings and sessions.
• Drug court must provide the state with its policy and procedure manual, reflecting current practices.
• Drug court must cooperate with state courts during a certification review that may include interviews with all involved, observation of meetings and sessions, and case reviews.
• Drug court must provide periodic updates or reports to the state as directed.
The state also could impose additional conditions.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 14, 2014 09:53 AM
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