Court Assisted Rehabilitative Efforts (C.A.R.E.) Program

Program Director: Kara Kelley

General Description:
The Hamilton County Court Assisted Rehabilitative Efforts (C.A.R.E.) Program exists to assist clients who are active with the Court for alcohol or other drug-related offenses in being referred to appropriate education or treatment. The Program has been designated a fully certified Court Alcohol and Drug Program through the Indiana Judicial Center. Currently, the Program employs six staff members who are not only certified probation officers, but are also certified by the State of Indiana to perform substance abuse assessments and subsequently make referrals to appropriate services.

The C.A.R.E. Program does not provide education or treatment on site; all clients are referred to DMHA approved education providers or treatment facilities based upon location, financial ability and need.

Types of referrals include:

  • Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Inpatient
  • Residential Care
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Mental Health Services

Program Fees:

  • $150-$400
  • All monies are collected by the Clerk of Hamilton County
  • Clients are responsible for the cost of any additional education or treatment that is recommended.

VICTIM IMPACT PANEL:

The Hamilton County Department of Probation Services contracts with Prevail, Inc., who provides the Victim Impact Panel 4 to 5 times per year. Clients are typically court ordered to attend the Victim Impact Panel when convicted of  Operating While Intoxicated, or they may be referred at the discretion of C.A.R.E. Program staff. Approximately 300 people attend each panel, where between 3 and 5 panel members speak.

Victim Impact Panel Information
Location: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, Indiana
Time: 7:00pm (Please arrive early)
Photo ID required for entry