Public Safety

Boone County Shines a Light on the Road to Recovery and Rehabilitation: BCSO’s Capt. Tim Turner

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office’s (BCSO) primary focus remains on the rehabilitation of its inmates or “clients” and reducing the recidivism rate, albeit the county jail’s current recidivism rate is at 17%—down from 44%. BSCO attributes the success of its behavioral health and rehabilitation programs, such as the Medication-Assisted Treatment …

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Boone County Shines a Light on the Road to Recovery and Rehabilitation: A BCSO Client Testimonial

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As previously reported, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office’s (BCSO) primary focus remains on the rehabilitation of its inmates or “clients” and reducing the recidivism rate, albeit the county jail’s current recidivism rate is at 17%—down from 44%. BSCO attributes the success of its behavioral health and rehabilitation programs, such as …

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Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center Advocates for All of Boone County’s Children

Posted: 1/24/22 It is important for residents to know that Boone County has established reputable behavioral health, addiction recovery and other related organizations that are available to ALL of Boone County’s residents. It is also important folks know about Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center (Sylvia’s CAC), which advocates for the county’s …

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Advocating for Boone County’s Kids

In October 1965, Sylvia Likens died from what one sheriff described as “Indiana’s most terrible crime.” Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center (Sylvia’s CAC) is dedicated to her memory and to the cause of protecting children from abuse—physical, mental, and sexual—throughout Boone County. What Is Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center? Sylvia’s CAC is …

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Boone County Corrections Department on Rising to the Challenges

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Michael Nance, executive director of the county’s community corrections department, has been with the department since 2008 and has been its executive director for five years. Nance shared his observations on the status of the county’s home detention, pretrial team, work release, and substance abuse programs amid the growing population. …

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Investing in the County’s Youth Through the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Programs

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Indiana is part of a bipartisan movement for juvenile justice reinvestment known as the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). JDAI is a public-private partnership being implemented nationwide. For more than 20 years, JDAI has proven that the juvenile justice system’s dual goals of promoting positive youth …

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Boone County Prosecutor Kent Eastwood Echoes the Need for a County Justice Center

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Boone County Prosecutor Kent Eastwood shared his thoughts on the justice center and explained how it would benefit his office as well as all related county governmental departments. The prosecutor’s office currently houses 30 members of Eastwood’s staff, and they are officially out of space. Additionally, the prosecutors’ caseloads have …

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