EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024:
The Judicial Conference Board of Directors approved amendments to the Probation Standards effective January 1, 2024. The amendments add provisions on reporting probation officer sexual misconduct and other unethical conduct for review of certification and possible revocation. See relevant documents under Standards. (Links are also provided below.)
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024:
The statewide Youth Justice Oversight Committee (YJOC) was established by the legislature in 2022 (see HEA 1359 or Ind. Code 2-5-36-9). The committee’s purpose is to:
- Develop a plan to collect and report statewide juvenile justice data;
- Establish procedures and policies related to the use of certain screening tools and assessments;
- Develop a statewide plan to address the provision of broader behavioral health services to children in the juvenile justice system;
- Develop a plan for the provision of transitional services for a child who is a ward of the department of correction; and
- Develop a plan for the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs.
The Youth Justice Oversight Committee completed the final report and submitted it to the General Assembly and Commission on Improving the Status of Children (CISC) at the end of June 2023. This report is the combined work product of the YJOC full committee and workgroups, which includes recommendations on best practices and next steps for enhancing Indiana’s youth justice system.
As a result of the Committee’s work, the Board of Directors for the Judicial Conference adopted changes to the Indiana Probation Standards effective July 1, 2024 including a new section of youth specific supervision standards.
Contact Jennifer.Bauer@courts.in.gov with questions.