Lake County has begun to realize the benefits of joining the Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a bipartisan movement for juvenile justice system improvement — placing the right kids in the right place, for the right reason, for the right amount of time. Through this inten…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a dispute that could void 3,800 Lake County adoptions approved over the past 14 years.
There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.
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CROWN POINT | The turnout for what had been expected to be a low-key event left newly seated Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas nearly speechless.
CROWN POINT | On the cusp of Lake County Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.'s taking the helm of the juvenile division, the doors to the newly renovated Juvenile Justice Complex were open Friday to children's advocates of all stripes.
LANSING | An 11-year-old boy was named in a juvenile delinquency petition on a charge of reckless conduct for a Sept. 28 incident in which a 7-year-old boy was stabbed in the head, police said.
Mary Beth Bonaventura, director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, was juvenile court judge in Lake County for 20 years prior to her 2013 appointment by Gov. Mike Pence.
LAPORTE | Two 16-year-old boys will not be charged as adults in connection with a sparkler bomb found July 11 at the LaPorte County Fair.
CROWN POINT | A 17-year-old Hammond teen was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to raping three girls.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday clarified the process juvenile court judges must follow before a child who commits a sex crime can be added to the state's sex offender registry.
CROWN POINT | Every year, April brings the promise of spring. It also represents a month in which child abuse prevention and awareness can help bring the hope of safe, permanent homes to thousands of abused and neglected children in Lake County.
If someone made a movie about the effort to name a new Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division judge, it would have to be rated PG-13.
CROWN POINT | Child support court will return to Gary.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday granted a temporary stay sought by three Lake Juvenile Court magistrates who oppose the selection of Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli as Juvenile Court judge.
CROWN POINT | Three Lake Juvenile Court magistrates are suing to stop Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli from becoming the next Lake County juvenile judge this month.
CROWN POINT | Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura said Friday she is delaying her departure from the bench, but only for a few weeks.
Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura is the next director of the state's Department of Child Services.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two more proposals intended to protect Hoosier children and improve the Department of Child Services have cleared a Senate committee.
CROWN POINT | Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday chose Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura to lead the Indiana Department of Child Services.
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