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The Adult Probation Department is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 pm and is located at 227 W Jefferson Blvd, 4th Floor, South Bend, IN 46601. Click for map
The Adult Probation Department is on the 4th Floor of the County-City Building located at 227 W Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. Click for map
The CSAP Laboratory is open as follows: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The lab is located at 125 S. Lafayette Blvd, 2nd Floor, South Bend, IN.
You must bring a Photo ID and $15 with you. If you are testing for an agency other than Probation, CSAP or Problem Solving Court - you must bring documentation from your referring agency.
Parolees and Probationers must both abide by conditions set either by the sentencing court or the Parole Board. These conditions can include the payment of fines or court costs, participation in treatment for mental health or substance abuse, random drug testing, and regular meetings with a probation officer. Failure to comply with these conditions can result in sanctions, up to and including revocation. Revocation usually requires offenders to serve the remainder of their sentence incarcerated, either in jail or with the state Department of Correction.
Or you may fax or mail a letter to one of our 3 locations (listed above). You will need to send a copy of your valid photo ID. Under your ID, you will need to print clearly your name, address, phone number and your request.
The Recorders Office is open daily 8-4:30 Monday- Friday. We remain open during lunch hours.
There is free 2 hour street parking available on most downtown streets, 6 am- 6pm. If you think you will need more time there are a couple parking garages that charge a fee.
Indiana law requires the appointment of either a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in abuse and neglect cases under certain circumstances and provides for discretionary appointment in others. If a child is alleged to be a Child In Need of Services (CHINS) because he presents a risk to himself or others, is born with drugs or alcohol in his system or is at-risk as a result of pre-natal substance abuse, is not receiving appropriate medical care or the whereabouts of his parent is unknown, the court should appoint a Guardian Ad Litem or CASA. The Court has the discretion to appoint a GAL or CASA if the petition alleges other statutory standards for a Child In Need of Services, but shall appoint if the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child denies the allegations of a petition. Moreover, if a child becomes the subject of a petition to terminate the parent/child relationship and the parent objects, the court must appoint a GAL or CASA for the child. In addition to abuse and neglect cases, Indiana law allows for, and some Indiana courts are now appointing CASA volunteers in custody and paternity cases. Although the number of volunteers who provide an invaluable service to Indiana trial courts is remarkable, the need for more volunteers is still unmet.
"The CASAs services are very much needed for the welfare of these children. Thank you for your dedication to these children. I can certainly understand why you want the CASA back in St. Joseph County to be reassigned to another family. She has done an outstanding job and certainly has the children's interest at heart." (Hon. Michael D. Cook, Former Judge, Marshall Circuit Court)
During 2015, 300 children were served by 126 volunteers who contributed approximately 18,000 hours. Locally, the CASA Program of St. Joseph County is administered by the St. Joseph Probate Court.
Mailing Address: Historic Preservation CommissionCounty-City BuildingSouth Bend, IN 46601
A traffic ordinance, approved by the Board of Commissioners, is required for all Regulatory signs (Stop and Speed Limits). Public Works may approve and arrange the installation of all other types of signs (Street ID, Warning, Informational, etc.)
Submit all completed vendor forms to the Purchasing Department located at:227 West Jefferson Blvd 7th Floor Purchasing Dept.South Bend, IN 46601
If you would like additional information regarding bidding please contact Purchasing at 574-235-9776 between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.
If your relationship with the Respondent is not described above, the Court will not grant your petition for a Protection Order.
Indiana Self Service Legal Center
As to other civil matters, there are ways that legal representation may be available at little or no cost to people with limited financial resources. To see if you qualify, contact of the following resources:
Indiana Legal Services – South Bend, 574-234-8121Volunteer Lawyer Network, 574-277-0075
Also, the St. Joseph County Bar Association has a lawyer referral service. The telephone number is 574-235-9657. Referrals by that service are not necessarily free or discounted. But many members of the bar are often open to discussing reduced fees and/or payment plans for persons of limited financial means.
A mediation service, the ADR Mediation Plan, is also available in divorce and family law matters, such as child custody, property division, paternity, parenting time (visitation), and support. Mediation costs are determined on a sliding-fee scale which is based on income. For information, contact the ADR Mediation Plan at 574-235- 9551.
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Simply draw a map on the voter registration application indicating where you live (where you usually spend the night) and list a mailing address within your county that can be use to mail your notification that you are registered.
For more information, please visit the Voter Registration Process and Forms page.