Additional Resources

Good Samaritan Network
The Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a network of non-profit agencies in the county. It assesses the true needs of its clients and assists them with county-wide support services while reducing duplication of effort. GSN offers life skills training through a series of structured courses that provide at-risk people with the skills necessary to provide for themselves and their families. It enables clients to take steps toward life changes that will break the cycle of poverty and poor choices.

Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties
Community Corrections began to emerge as a statewide priority in Indiana in the late 1970's when the Indiana Lawyers Commission, key legislators, and representatives of the academic community began a collaboration which was to result in passage of Indiana's Community Corrections Grant Act by the Indiana General Assembly in 1979 under IC 11-12-1.In 1981, 3 pioneering programs were funded at a total amount of $250,000.

Early Organization

During the early years of Community Corrections, the funded counties expressed an interest in creating a state association. On June 23, 1984, those interested in forming an association met and established a Planning Committee to discuss the final steps in organizing the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC). The first meeting of the Board of Directors was held on August 15, 1984. The Association consisted of 11 counties receiving funding.Throughout the years, IACCAC's goal has been devoted to implementing legislation which strengthens Community Corrections. Presently, 74 out of 92 counties receive funding through IC 11-12-1. IACCAC and its members continuously strive to maintain its mission to promote and facilitate the professional identity, development, and enhancement of community-based corrections.

New Programs
In 1981, 3 pioneering programs were funded at a total amount of $250,000. During the early years of Community Corrections, the funded counties expressed an interest in creating a state association. On June 23, 1984, those interested in forming an association met and established a Planning Committee to discuss the final steps in organizing the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC). The first meeting of the Board of Directors was held on August 15, 1984. The Association consisted of 11 counties receiving funding.

Mission
Throughout the years, IACCAC's goal has been devoted to implementing legislation which strengthens Community Corrections. Presently, 74 out of 92 counties receive funding through IC 11-12-1. IACCAC and its members continuously strive to maintain its mission to promote and facilitate the professional identity, development, and enhancement of community-based corrections.