During her annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush said in the year of the state’s Bicentennial, the court system will seek to be, in her words, more nimble, affordable, accessible and user-friendly.
Indiana’s mounting drug crisis has captured the attention of the governor and lawmakers over the last year. Rush says it’s no different for Indiana’s trial court judges. She cites a Fayette County judge who says his county of just 23,000, saw 30 heroin overdoses in 30 days. And Rush says the state’s drug courts will play a vital role.