Chief Probation Officer Kevin Elkins of Lake County Juvenile Probation received the 2024 Order of Augustus award from Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

The Order of Augustus is an annual award presented by the Indiana Probation Officers Advisory Board to an Indiana probation officer whose commitment and personal dedication have exemplified the ideals and philosophy of John Augustus, the undisputed “father of probation” in America.

The creed of John Augustus was “To raise the fallen, reform the criminal, and so far as my humble abilities would allow, to transform the abode of suffering and misery to the home of happiness.”

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