KOSCIUSKO — Director Anna Bailey stated that Kosciusko County has the fastest growing community corrections program in Indiana during the advisory board meeting held last night, April 9. Formal business was brief as the meeting lasted less that 15 minutes.
Currently, the program has 91 active adults and 6 active juveniles. As of this month, 133 offenders have successfully completed the program.
“I would like to publicly acknowledge that the whole staff is doing a good job, all the officers are doing a good job,” said Judge Michael Reed. “The programs working.”
Two new policies were approved by the board.
The first police deals with cash handling and receipting. No personal checks are to be accepted for client’s fees. Staff members are to be properly trained before handling client money and are required to give clients a receipt. The policy went into detail on the daily handling and securement of client money.
The second policy approved deals with electronic device management. Any electronic device issued to employees are property of the department. These devices are subject to review by the director at any time deemed necessary. Any time an employee is issued an electronic device, a property receipt must be signed. The police reminds all employees that they are required to maintain a level of professionalism while utilizing the department’s electronic devices.
Two additional appropriations were approved. The first appropriation granted 10-year work anniversary pay raises to Jeanne Thomas and Ryan Andrew. The second appropriate included drug testing screenings, drug testing supplies and training at the Drug Court National Conference for nine people.
In other news:
- It was noted that the Kosciusko County Council approved the IDOC Community Corrections grant for $356,200 during the Feb. 8 council meeting.
- The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 9.