Lake County Juvenile Court
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 | Four of the 34 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, lived in Northwest Indiana, according to a state report released Friday.
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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GARY | A courtroom, crowded with judicial and elected officials, signaled a celebration Friday for the return of the Title IV-D Juvenile Court to the city.
CROWN POINT | Five businesses made their sales pitch Monday to Lake County officials for heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to county government buildings, but only one had its finger on the power switch.
INDIANAPOLIS | Mary Beth Bonaventura revealed to a new state oversight panel Wednesday that she intends to be a transformational director of the Indiana Department of Child Services.
CROWN POINT | Every year Lake County children who are wards of the state overcome obstacles to graduate from high school or earn GEDs. The Lake County Juvenile Court, Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and the Lake County Retired Teachers Association recently hosted a gradu…
HOBART | Three Gary teens stole a car from a resident in Gary then drove into Hobart looking for homes and garages to break into, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is siding with Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, his new director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, in favoring merit selection to replace her as head of Lake County's Juvenile Court.
INDIANAPOLIS | The director of the Indiana Department of Child Services resigned Monday amid allegations he improperly intervened in a DCS neglect case involving his grandchildren.
CROWN POINT | A celebration was held earlier this summer for a special group of Lake County high school graduates.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Superior Judge Elizabeth Tavitas will participate this week in a 20-minute interview that could change her life and the history of Indiana.
HOBART | Three middle school students set fire to an abandoned house then bragged about it through photos taken at the scene, police said.
CROWN POINT | The mother of a girl injured in Tuesday's attack on a local high school volleyball team reported a detention hearing for two teenage suspects was held Friday in Lake County Juvenile Court.
Indiana officials went into this year's session of the Indiana General Assembly with a solid proposal for comprehensive sentencing reform. It is unfortunate that the plan died in the partisan free-for-all.
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