Cass County Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC)
“Coming together to create a collaborative system of care that promotes evidence-based practices and utilizes data analysis to improve criminal justice outcomes in our local community.”
Based on legislation created by the State JRAC, HEA 1068, the Local JRAC Statue, was signed into law on April 8, 2021, requiring the establishment of a Local JRAC in every Indiana County. The overarching goal of the Local JRAC is to examine and analyze local data and practices to improve criminal justice outcomes. Local JRACs are required: to promote the use of evidence-based and best practices in the areas of community-based sentencing alternatives and recidivism reduction; review, evaluate, and make recommendations about local practices (community-based corrections and jail overcrowding); compile reports as directed by the State JRAC communicate with the State JRAC to establish and implement best practices and to ensure consistent collection and reporting of data.
In response, Cass County recently established our local Justice Advisory Council (JRAC) and are committed to coming together to review local practices and data to improve our local criminal justice system.
Agendas & Minutes
March 16, 2022 Minutes
Please click here to view program reports for Community Corrections and Cass County Pretrial Services.
JRAC Reports coming soon.
Hon. James Muehlhausen, Judge, Cass Superior Court 1
Hon. Lisa Swaim, Judge, Cass Superior Court 2
Hon. Stephen Kitts, Judge Cass Circuit Court
Ed Schroder, Cass County Sheriff
Travis Yike, Logansport Police Chief
Noah Schafer, Cass County Prosecutor
Sheryl Pherson, Cass Chief Public Defender
Ryan Browning, Cass County Commissioners President
Brian Reed, County Council President
Will Scott, Cass Juvenile Probation/JDAI
Terry Haney, Cass County Adult Probation
Dr. Carrie Cadwell, Four County Mental Health Adm.
Steve Snyder, Director of Court Drug & Alcohol Program
Dave Wegner, Director of Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections, ***Elected Vice Chair
Hillary Hartoin, Director of Court & Pretrial Services, ***Elected Chair
Upcoming 2022 Meetings
October 19, 2022
Life or In Person in Cass County Commissioners Hearing Room
In response to COVID-19, we will be conducting all meetings via videoconferencing and not at our traditional location; the Bicentennial Room in the Cass County Government Building. Extensions and passcodes, along with links to the meeting will be sent out a week prior to the meeting.