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The final report for the National Judicial Opioid Task Force was released this week and includes recommendations and resources for courts responding to addiction.

The task force was formed in 2017.  Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush co-chairs the group and says it was created in response to the growing number of court cases related to substance abuse.

Indiana Supreme Court Hosts Pretrial Reform Summit

Oct 7, 2019
Brandon Smith/IPB News

All of Indiana’s county courts are expected to use a new assessment tool come January for helping determine bail amounts and whether a person charged with a crime should be released before trial.

The state Supreme Court hosted a recent pretrial summit to help prepare the system for that change.

A federal judge heard an abortion provider’s case against the state Monday over its efforts to open a clinic in South Bend. The group argues the state department of health’s licensing requirements are unconstitutionally vague.

Senate Sends Foster Care Reform Bill To Governor

Apr 18, 2019
Brandon Smith

The Senate sent a bill to the governor’s desk Thursday that aims to reform Indiana’s foster care system.

CASA Volunteers Advocate At The Statehouse

Mar 19, 2019
Lauren Chapman

Hundreds of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, from around the state gathered at the Statehouse for their annual CASA advocacy day.