PROBATIONERS ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEIR PROBATION OFFICERS AND COUNSELORS

Owen County Court Services combines Probation, Community Corrections, and Drug court all under one roof!

Mission Statement

The mission of Owen County Court Services is to promote non-criminal behavior through cost-effective, community-based, appropriate, and effective supervision while utilizing evidence-based practices including incentives and graduated sanctions, thereby reducing risk to the community. 

Vision Statement

Our vision is that by utilizing evidence-based programs we will help promote non-criminal behavior in our community.

Emergency Phone Number

For Home Detention/GPS Emergencies call - (812) 828-7660

PROBATION OFFICE DIRECTORY

 

Please use the TextNow​​ number listed below to send a text message to your probation officer.


Donna McElroy, CPO/Director, Ext. 312
TextNow # (812) 221-3840
donna.mcelroy@owencounty.in.gov

Paula Wood, Assistant CPO/Interstate Compact, Ext. 307
TextNow # (812) 508-8016
paula.wood@owencounty.in.gov

Jacob Woodruff, PO/Day Reporting Officer, Ext. 310
TextNow # (812) 710-4425
jacob.woodruff@owencounty.in.gov

Adrienne Winks, PO/Transfer Officer, Ext. 306
TextNow # (408) 763-5315
adrienne.winks@owencounty.in.gov

Tim Hall-O'Brien, PO/Day Reporting Officer, Ext. 308
TextNow # ​(765) 323-4571​
tim.hall@owencounty.in.gov

Jacob Ferguson, PO/Home Detention Ext. 305
TextNow # (812) 512-1185
jacob.ferguson@owencounty.in.gov

Natasha Pointer, PO/Pretrial Officer, Ext. 316

TextNow # (812) 546-9737

natasha.pointer@owencounty.in.gov

 

Kayla Browning, Pretrial Assistant

TextNow # (812) 316-8025

kayla.browning@owencounty.in.gov

 

Jennifer Feiner, PO/Juvenile Officer/Drug Court Case Manager, Ext. 302

TextNow # (812) 566-2437

jennifer.feiner@owencounty.in.gov

 

Mert Jones, Secretary, Ext. 301

mert.jones@owencounty.in.gov

 

Cathy Hendricks, Secretary, Ext. 300

cathy.hendricks@owencounty.in.gov

 

Kevin Housand, Office assistant, Ext. 309

TextNow # (812) 297-8031

kevin.housand@owencounty.in.gov

Field Officers
Robert Truesdel and John Lowder, Sr. 

Social Workers/ Counselors:
 

Jeff Hurst, Ext. 317
jeff.hurst@owencounty.in.gov

Maureen Kipp, Ext. 304 
maureen.kipp@owencounty.in.gov

 

Tammi Nelson, Ext. 318

tammi.nelson@owencounty.in.gov

SCREEN HOTLINE

Daily check-ins for drug test appearance are available by phone or on the web. Failure to check-in will be tracked in the system as a missed test. Below are instructions on how to check in by phone or internet. Both options are available in English and Spanish. Be sure to have your Call-in Code/PIN available when checking in. This code is listed below. The same code may be used for phone or web check-in.
 

  • Check-in must be completed between 4 AM and 9:59 AM

  • If a drug test is required:

    • Monday - Friday: Report to the Probation Office before 3 pm

    • Saturday: Report to Probation Office at 3 pm

    • Sunday or Holidays: Report to the Owen County Jail

    • If approved to test after office hours: Report to the Owen County Jail



Phone Check-in Instructions


DIAL: (800) 494 - 1250

  • When prompted, enter the Call-In Code:

  • Press #

  • Verify the first four (4) letters of your last name, or fewer letters if under four (4) in length

  • Press #

  • The system will indicate if you are required to test

  • Instructions are for the current day only - you must check in each day



Web-based Check-in Instructions


https://www.drugtestcheck.com/

  • Open an internet browser

  • Enter drugtestcheck.com

  • Enter your assigned PIN number:

  • Verify the first four (4) letters of your last name, or fewer letters if under four (4) in length

  • Hit the submit button

  • The system will indicate if you are required to test

  • Instructions are for the current day only - you must check in each day

 

Group Counseling

Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM with Jeff Hurst for women.   ​
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM with Jeff Hurst for men.

FEES

 

Transfer Fees

$125 to transfer out of state
$75 to transfer to another county (pay the county your transferring to)

 

Probation Fees

One Time Fees
$100 Assessment Fee (if applicable)
$50/$100 Administrative Fee ($50 for Misdemeanors/$100 for Felonies or Juveniles)
$50 Community Service Hours Fee (if applicable)
$50/$100 Initial Fee ($50 for Misdemeanors or Juveniles/$100 for Felonies)

 

Recurring Fees
$20/$30 Monthly Fee ($20 for Misdemeanors/$30 for Felonies)
$15 Monthly Fee for Juveniles

 

Home Detention Fees

$11 per day for adults 
$9 per day for Juveniles
$50 installation fee
$50 for moving equipment
$50 if transfer in or out of county

 

Drug Court Fees

(1)   Those persons directed to participate in the Owen County Drug Court shall pay a $100.00 Court administration fee per admission for initial Drug Court services regardless of the length of participation in the Owen County Drug Court in accordance with I.C. 33-23-16-23.  The Clerk of the Court shall collect and transmit the fee within thirty (30) days after the fees are collected for deposit by the auditor or fiscal officer in the appropriate user fee fund established under I.C. 33-37-8.

(2)   Those persons directed to participate in the Owen County Drug Court shall in addition to the $100.00 admission fee pay an additional $40.00 per month for a Drug Court service fee beginning with the second month of participation and for each month thereafter for the duration of participation in the Owen County Drug Court in accordance with I.C. 33-23-16-23.

 

Screen Fees

$15 for negative screen
$30 for positive screen

FORMS

Community Service Hours Log

download here

 

Release of Information

download here

 

Home Detention Schedule

download here

COURT SERVICE FEES

Credit/Debit Card

Pay at the counter with your debit/credit card (must have Photo ID)
Go online to www.govpaynow.com or toll-free at 888-604-7888
                      Will need pay location code: 6596 as well as probationer's name and social security #
A service fee of 3.5% and a minimum fee of $3.50 (higher service fee for payment by phone)

 

Cash

Pay at Counter in Office

Money Order

Pay at the counter in Office or send via mail to 64 E. Market, Spencer, IN 47460

CLERK SERVICE FEES

 

 

Credit/Debit Card

Pay at the Clerk's Office counter with your debit/credit card (must have Photo ID)
Go online to www.paygov.us or toll-free at 886-480-8552
A service fee of 3.5% and a minimum fee of $3.50 (higher service fee for payment by phone)

 

Cash

Pay at Counter in Clerk's Office

 

Money Order

Pay at the counter in the Clerk's Office or send via mail to P.O. Box 146, Spencer, IN 47460

 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Check Court Dates or Status of Case:


Treatment:


Job Search:


Driver's License:


Pro Se Litigant Websites:
           The following are websites that can provide pro se litigants with useful information and/or forms:

 

 

 

LEGAL REPRESENTATION INFORMATION

 

Community Legal Clinic
I.U. Law School
211 S. Indiana Ave. 
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-9229

Indiana Legal Services
214 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 339-7668

District 10 Pro Bono Project
PO Box 8382
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 339-3610
**The District 10 Pro Bono Project cannot take cases that have emergency situations or deadlines within less than 30 days**

 

CONTACT US

 

 

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Open later on Tuesdays and Thursdays
64 East Market Street
Spencer, IN 47460
Office: 812-829-5025
Toll-Free: 1-866-252-2220
Fax: 812-829-5051

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