A local court has received two grants to help pay for a juvenile program.
Johnson Circuit Court received a $20,000 grant for its juvenile detention alternatives program and a $3,000 grant for staff training.
The court started the juvenile program in 2007 to prevent teenagers from getting in trouble and ending up in court again, according to a news release. Grant money from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute will be used to hire an additional employee for the program.
The $3,000 grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation will pay for training. Juvenile probation officers and juvenile detention center workers are required to complete the training each year, the news release said.