Pulaski County is celebrating its new veterans treatment court this afternoon. Court officials are holding an open house from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT at Pulaski Superior Court, with a short program at 4:15. The veterans court was officially certified this past spring, making it Indiana’s 100th problem-solving court.Continue reading
Pulaski County has fewer and fewer people, but the county’s courts and probation office are only getting busier. Chief Probation Officer Chris Allen told the county council Monday that the number of people on probation has gone up over the past three years.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’s new veterans court has gotten its official certification. That brings the number of problem-solving courts in Indiana up to 100 and the number of Indiana counties served by a problem-solving court to 50, according to an Indiana Supreme Court press release.Continue reading
A new court program designed specifically to support families may soon be coming to Pulaski County. Pulaski Circuit Court is looking into what it would take to launch a family reunification court, according to Judge Mary Welker.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s pretrial release program is seeking funding for another year. During last week’s joint county council and commissioners meeting, the commissioners agreed to let program officials apply for a renewal of the program’s 1006 grant from the Indiana Department of Correction.Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead with funding requests for its new veterans court and jail treatment programs. Last week, the county commissioners agreed to let Dr. Natalie Daily-Federer and Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher apply for a 1006 grant through the Indiana Department of Correction.Continue reading
Pulaski County Prosecutor Dan Murphy says he needs more help to keep up with his increasing caseload. He reminded the county council last week that he’d asked for an additional secretary when preparing this year’s budget, but members denied the request.Continue reading
An update on local mental health care initiatives was given to the Pulaski County Commissioners last week.
During her annual report, Four County Counseling Center CEO Dr. Carrie Cadwell said the organization is partnering with Pulaski Memorial Hospital on a number of grant-funded projects.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.
Pulaski County is gearing up for the launch of its new veterans court. The county recently got a grant for almost $45,000 for that purpose, according to Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher. “There’s a push by the Supreme Court to help us establish these veterans courts to provide services to veterans in our communities who have criminal charges,” she told the county commissioners Monday, “and generally speaking, it’s things like substance use or maybe domestic violence, things like that.”