Court receives state grant for family court program


Jackson Superior Court II in Brownstown will share a $10,000 grant from the Indiana Supreme Court with Brown and Lawrence counties.

The grant will help fund a family court program in those three counties for people who file divorces without an attorney. The funds are used to mediate those cases for possible resolution before they reach a judge, especially in cases where there are not a lot of issues with children and property, Jackson Superior Court II Judge Bruce MacTavish said.

The grant is part of more than $225,000 the Indiana Supreme Court sent to 19 counties to support family court projects.

The state’s Family Court Project began in 1998 with the help of the Indiana General Assembly. Since its inception, the supreme court has distributed more than $3.5 million to family court projects.


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