In the Fall of 2019, the Indiana Supreme Court created the “Indiana Innovation Initiative.”

The Innovation Initiative was established by Supreme Court order to:

  • analyze the research on justice reform
  • assess the impact of reform efforts in other states
  • identify, map, and analyze commonalities and differences in subject matter and process in criminal, civil, family, and child welfare justice systems
  • identify innovative strategies, such as technology, to manage different case types
  • develop specialized procedures for different types of cases involving differing levels of complexity
  • evaluate the potential and actual impacts of specialized procedures
  • launch pilot projects to test procedures and determine the scalable value of those procedures
  • collaborate with and support the Coalition for Court Access (CCA) in areas where the Initiative’s work overlaps with the CCA’s objectives

Members will make recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court for best practices surrounding Indiana’s judicial system structures and procedures.