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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:33 pm

Community Corrections to be honored

The Journal Gazette

Allen County Community Corrections, established in 1985, will be honored Friday by an official with the Indiana Department of Correction.

The state's Director of Community Corrections Deborah Braun, on behalf of Julie Lanham, IDOC Deputy Commissioner for Re-Entry, will be here to help mark Allen County Community Corrections' 30th year in operation, according to a news release today.

Braun will speak at a 12:30 p.m. ceremony in the Community Corrections building at 201 W. Superior St. An open house begins at noon and runs until 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Executive Director Kim Churchward, executive director for the Allen County program, said improving public safety and reducing costs to taxpayers are priorities. Churchward also said it's an exciting time for the agency, even as it works to meet new challenges based on revisions in Indiana's criminal code. 

"We stand prepared to meet these needs by effectively deploying the field's best practices, proven programming, and a variety of rehabilitative strategies to hold offenders strictly accountable while also promoting their success,” Churchward said in a statement.