Ind. county uses DOC grant to help at-risk families, train probation officers
The funding is intended to go to the community corrections program, pretrial services, drug treatment court and mental health court
By Rachel Smith
The Herald Times
MONROE COUNTY, Ind. — The Monroe County Council has approved three new positions within the county's judicial system to provide more training to probation officers and improve court system navigation for families going through child services.
Becca Streit, director of community corrections and assistant chief probation officer, announced to the council on Tuesday that the department has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funds by the Indiana Department of Correction for 2022. According to Streit, this is an increase of more than $170,000 from last year's grant awards.
The funding is intended to go toward the community corrections program, pretrial services, drug treatment court and mental health court.