(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Marion Superior Court has moved into its new home.
Judges have begun holding hearings at the new Community Justice Campus, three miles southeast of downtown. Jury trials won’t start there until next week while movers finish hauling equipment from the City-County Building.
County offices are closed for Election Day on Tuesday, which frees up some time and space for the move-in. Judge Amy Jones says crews began relocating offices on Thursday, but some items like copiers will make the transition this week.
The new complex is intended to offer easier access and easier parking. Jones says it includes electronic kiosks to tell you where your hearing is, and a legal navigator office to help those who don’t have attorneys.
The complex will house the courts, sheriff’s office, jail, and part of the probation department. It’ll also feature a new assessment center to steer criminal defendants into substance abuse treatment when needed.