Pulaski County officials are giving an update on the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. JDAI Coordinator Dr. Natalie Daily-Federer says in a press release that the program has been in Pulaski County for almost five years now and is administered through Circuit Court.Continue reading
Security at the Pulaski County Courthouse will continue to be discussed by the county council and commissioners tonight. The commissioners have limited access to a single point of entry and called for the addition of security guards.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is considering funding to keep the county’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative going for another year.Continue reading
The proposed renovation of the Pulaski County Courthouse and expansion of the Justice Center will continue to be discussed during tonight’s county council meeting. The estimated $7.7 million project would add a security checkpoint to the north entrance of the courthouse, while Circuit Court would move out of the building and into an expanded Justice Center.Continue reading
Now that Pulaski County’s Veterans Treatment Court is fully certified, the county is seeking funds to launch another problem-solving court. Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher told the county commissioners Monday that the veterans court got its certification on January 24, following a two-day review by the state.Continue reading
Pulaski County is seeking funding to continue its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. A rough draft of the grant documents is due to the state by the end of February.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to get a security update from Maintenance Director Mia Salyers this morning. Salyers will also discuss a policy amendment. Sheriff Jeff Richwine will likely revisit the possible addition of a work release center in the Justice Center basement.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council may be looking to crack down on additional appropriations in 2020. That’s when the council lets a department spend a certain amount of money beyond what’s in the budget.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s judges are worried that resistance from the auditor and county attorney is putting court programs in jeopardy.
In a lengthy and heated discussion during Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker said the county’s seen great success with its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, but when coordinator Dr. Natalie Daily Federer tried to renew its funding, Auditor Laura Wheeler prevented it.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials are seeking grant funding to continue offering the “Policing the Teen Brain” program.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative is seeking funding for another year. The county commissioners Monday agreed to let JDAI Coordinator Natalie Federer proceed with her regular grant application.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is pursuing funding to launch a work release center. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county council this week that Natalie Federer, who serves as coordinator of the county’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, is willing to help with grant applications.
Starke and Pulaski Counties will have more options for juvenile offenders thanks to an expanded state program. They are among 13 counties the state is adding to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) this year. It seeks to improve outcomes for underage offenders while ensuring public safety. Continue reading