Indiana Reentry Courts

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Indiana Reentry
Courts: How to?
2012 IACCAC Fall Conference
November 8, 2012
Indianapolis, IN
History of Indiana
Reentry Courts
 First
in 2001 – Allen County
 Guided
 Eight
by IC 33-23-16 and PSC Rules
in operation
 Several
in the planning stages
What is reentry court?

Targets offenders released from incarceration

Focus on risk and needs, wrap around
services, public safety

Increased supervision

Team approach

Judicial involvement
Statutory Authority
IC 33-23-16-9
"Reentry court"
Sec. 9. As used in this chapter, "reentry court" means a problem
solving court that is focused on the needs of individuals who reenter
the community after a period of incarceration and that may
provide a range of necessary reintegration services for eligible
individuals, including the following:
(1) Supervision.
(2) Offender assessment.
(3) Judicial involvement.
(4) Case management and services.
(5) Program evaluation.
(6) Counseling.
(7) Rehabilitative care.
As added by P.L.108-2010, SEC.4.
Court jurisdiction –
who is eligible ?
Released from incarceration on:
Probation
 Parole
 CTP
 Community corrections, and

Meets local eligibility criteria.
No statutory exclusion criteria.
Partnerships – Team
 Judge
 DOC
(purposeful incarceration)
 Community corrections / CTP
 Probation and parole
 Prosecutor
 Defense
 Service providers
Reentry Framework
 Principles
 10
of Effective Interventions
KC of Drug Courts
 NADCP
drafting reentry specific
components
Reentry participants
 May
have diverse criminal history
 Increased
antisocial attitudes
 Disruption
of social supports due to
incarceration
 May
be willing to finish time at DOC
Court must…
 Develop
partnerships with DOC,
probation, parole services, parole board
 Train
team to work with high risk
individuals
 Avoid
supervision effect
 Order
reentry on the front end
What does the research say?
 Mixed
results
 Supervision
 Variation
difficult
 Need
and services matter
in models makes generalizing
more research
Establishing a Reentry Court

Notify IJC in the planning process

Review statutes and rules

Identify a team

Develop policies and procedures

Submit application for certification

Obtain certification by IJC
Why be certified?
 Training
and support from IJC
 Ability
to collect user fee authorized by IC
33-23-16-23
 Additional
points on ICJI applications
Questions?
Mary Kay Hudson, Director of Court Services
Indiana Judicial Center
[email protected]
Diane Mains, Staff Attorney
Indiana Judicial Center
[email protected]
For more information:
Mary Kay Hudson
Problem-Solving Court Administrator
Indiana Judicial Center
(317) 234-0106
[email protected]
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