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Marion County, Indiana, Extends Precision Kiosk Technologies Probation Monitoring Contract for Two Years

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Business Insider on 11/7/2023

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minnesota-based Precision Kiosk Technologies (PKT) (a long time POPAI Corporate Sponsor) announced today that the Marion Superior Court Probation Department has signed a two-year contract extension wherein PKT will provide and service seven AB Kiosk® systems to autonomously coordinate and conduct probation check-ins among low-risk probation clients. Marion County began using AB Kiosk systems in October 2019 to enable its probation professionals to focus more attention on supervising higher-risk clients. As the COVID pandemic unfolded in 2020, the Kiosks served a vital service by eliminating the need for face-to-face interactions between the probation staff and their clients.

Today, Marion County has installed AB Kiosk systems in five Townships, as well as in the County Court Building and the Community Justice Center in Indianapolis. More than 1,200 Marion County probation clients have been assigned to execute regular probation check-ins using an AB Kiosk system. Over the last four years, Marion County Kiosks have autonomously conducted more than 33,000 probation check-ins, freeing up thousands of man-hours that were subsequently focused on directly supervising higher-risk probation clients.

The new agreement, which relies on close collaboration between Marion County judges and the Probation Department, will continue through October 1, 2025.

Starke County Court Services Announces Pilot Program

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WKVI on 11/10/2023 by Anita Goodan

Starke County Court Services announced this week that Juvenile Probation Officer Abby Columbia and Offender Reintegration Officer Brandon Pettit received a grant to launch a pilot program.

The $2,000 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation will be used to support the pilot program for non-adjudicated juveniles in SMART Recovery.

SMART Recovery, or Self-Management and Recovery Training, is an evidence-based approach to addiction recovery – a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change.

The date of the projected implementation is January 2024.

Mental Health Emergency Detention Webinar

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Indiana Office of Court Services on 11/15/2023 by Indiana Office of Court Services

The Indiana Office of Court Services and the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers invite you to attend a 75-minute webinar on HEA 1006-2023 Mental Health Emergency Detentions on Wednesday, December 13 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.

The webinar discussion will focus on the changes to the emergency detention statutes, Indiana Code 12-26-5, that went into effect on July 1, 2023; forms and procedure best practice recommendations; local collaboration on policies, guidelines, and procedures (applications, transportation issues, transfers, services on weekends, evaluation); concerns and legislative gaps; and stakeholder perspectives on additional legislative changes to the emergency detention statutes. The faculty will include representatives from the Judicial Conference of Indiana Probate Committee, law enforcement representatives, treatment providers, and a legislative liaison.

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the major statutory changes to the emergency detention statutes and areas that require local collaboration to implement.
  2. Identify challenges and gaps in the current statutory processes and procedures.
  3. Articulate the value of local collaboration on guidelines and procedures.
  4. Identify subject areas needing additional legislation for the benefit of people living with a serious mental health issue.

Attract the Right Talent: Skillful Talent Series 101

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Work + Learn Indiana, Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Many employers feel the struggle when it comes to meeting their talent needs. Find the talent you’re missing out on by switching to a skills-based approach! Join Natalie Wenzler for the free virtual Attract the Right Talent workshop, where you’ll learn how to make skills-based updates to your organization’s job postings.

Skills-based practices will help you attract more qualified talent, increase diversity, reduce turnover and develop inclusivity. Research shows hiring for skill predicts a candidate’s success in a role five times better than hiring for education.

If you’re involved in creating job postings, screening resumés and interviewing job candidates, this session is for you! The workshop is SHRM certified to earn professional development credits (PDCs). Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in today’s hiring market!

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