NCJFCJ in the State of Indiana
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2021
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Indiana’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in Indiana
The Indianapolis NCJFCJ Mentor Child Abuse and Neglect Model Court is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children, juvenile offenders, and their families.
The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) Fellowship Program allows judges to enhance their skills as judicial leaders within the court and in their communities on domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues. A judge from Madison County is a Fellow in the third class of the JEN Fellowship Program, which began in 2021.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Allen County Superior Court, under the leadership of Judge Lori Morgan, to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.
Indiana judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ's Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Virtual Information Expo, a national educational summit. They received information on innovations and best practices on trauma-informed preventions and interventions and on reaching and effectively serving children and youth who have experienced trauma and victimization.
Indiana judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
Indiana judicial system professionals received training on the unique role of supervised visitation and safe exchange in the family court system.
An Indiana judicial system professional received training on teen dating violence, social media, and the misuse of technology.
Judicial system professionals from Indiana participated in the 5 Ways Different Court Stakeholders Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders webinar series. Judges, juvenile probation administrators, attorneys, and social service administrators learned how to use public health data to better address substance use disorders in their communities.
Judges and justice system professionals from Indiana received specialized child welfare, domestic violence, and juvenile justice training on current and cutting-edge topics and research during the NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
The NCJFCJ has 65 Judicial and Associate Members in Indiana.
Judge Faith A. Graham of Lafayette is an NCJFCJ Board Director and a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate. The landscape of juvenile justice in Indiana is detailed through the Juvenile Justice Geography Policy Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.org), a project of the NCJFCJ’s research division, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). JJGPS is an online resource that tracks juvenile justice reform in each state, allowing for comparisons within and across states.