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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ind. Courts - First ever Indiana domestic violence court

Roger Moon of the Bedford Times-Mail (as republished in The Indiana Economic Digest) reports in a long, worth reading in full, story:

BEDFORD — Three men who graduated Tuesday as the first-ever class from the first-ever — the only — domestic violence problem-solving court in Indiana told how their lives had been changed by their participation in the ground-breaking program. The three addressed family members, friends and criminal justice officials gathered in the Lawrence Superior I courtroom.

The court is offered through Lawrence Superior Court I under Judge Michael Robbins.

The men — Ben Baker, Roger Collier and Matt Tuell — were among 17 men who were accepted into the program and who, without it, would be incarcerated with the Indiana Department of Correction.

But, by meeting the stipulations of the problem-solving court and the goals specific to each participant, and by attaining graduation requirements, all three maintain they have turned their lives around.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 6, 2016 01:35 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts