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Family Relations Division

family division

        In 1998, Judge Charles F. Pratt established a task force to review evidence based court initiatives for child abuse and neglect cases. The task force included Assistant Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Kathleen Rusher and then CASA Director, Rex McFarren. The research considered by the team included;

Based on successful national models, Judge Pratt initiated the following court improvement projects funded by Court Improvement Program grants from the Indiana Supreme Court.

The GOAL of the Allen Superior Court’s Court Improvement Projects is to

  • Regard all families and children with dignity and compassion
  • Ensure that the child, the parents, and the child’s extended family have a voice in the resolution of the causes that brought about Court’s intervention
  • Empower the extended family to work together for the child’s safety, protection, and permanency plan
  • Provide a collaborative process through which the parties can identify issues and needs for the safety and protection of the child and the rehabilitation of the family
  • Communicate court orders more effectively

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