Twenty-three county courts were granted money to help support local family court projects.
The Indiana Supreme Court awarded $232,470 in grant money to court systems to help focus on creating innovative programs that improve the court process for families. Priority was given to those who emphasized improving access to the courts for families without attorneys, promoting timely resolution of cases and implementing other programs that support families throughout the court process.
Grant amounts ranged from $2,000 to $30,000.
A $20,0000 grant was awarded to Judge Thomas Alevizos in LaPorte County to assist the county with needs.
Since 1999, the Supreme Court has distributed more than three million dollars to support family court projects across the state.