Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Derrick Mason
Staff Attorney

Kathleen Casey
Staff Attorney

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

Public Defender Commission > Eligible Counties Eligible Counties

County Eligibility Status for Reimbursement in Non-capital Cases: 1/5/2016

Counties wishing to participate in the Public Defense Fund reimbursement program must pass an ordinance creating a public defender board. The board adopts a comprehensive plan that outlines the methods for providing indigent defense services. If the public defense program in that county then abides by the Standards of the Indiana Public Defender Commission, it is eligible for reimbursement of up to 40% of felony and juvenile indigent defense expenses. (All 92 counties are eligible to receive 50% reimbursement of capital case defense costs.)

COUNTIES IN PD PROGRAM CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENTS: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware,Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Hancock, Howard, Jackson,Jasper, Jay, Jennings, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Ripley, Rush, St. Joseph, Shelby, Spencer, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, and Washington

COUNTIES IN PD PROGRAM BUT NOT REQUESTING OR INELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENTS: Crawford, Henry, Miami, Montgomery, Newton, Scott, Wells, White, and Whitley


County Ordinance Adopted P.D. Board Established Comprehensive Plan Adopted Plan Approved By Commission
Adams X X X X
Allen X X X X
Benton * * X X
Blackford X X X X
Brown X X X X
Carroll X X X X
Cass X X X X
Clark X X X X
Crawford * * X X
Decatur X X X X
DeKalb X X X X
Delaware X X X X
Fayette X X X X
Floyd X X X X
Fountain X X X X
Fulton X X X X
Grant X X X X
Greene X X X X
Hancock X X X X
Henry X X X X
Jackson X X X X
Jasper X X X X
Jay X X X X
Jennings X X X X
Knox X X X X
Kosciusko X X X X
LaGrange X X X X
Lake X X X X
LaPorte X X X X
Lawrence X X X X
Madison X X X X
Marion X X X X
Martin * * X X
Miami X X X X
Monroe X X X X
Montgomery X X X X
Newton X X X X
Noble X X X X
Ohio * * X X
Orange X X X X
Owen                 X                X                X                X
Parke X X X X
Perry X X X X
Pike X X X X
Pulaski X X X X
Ripley X X X X
Rush X X X X
St. Joseph
Scott X X X X
Shelby X X X X
Spencer X X X X
Steuben X X X X
Sullivan X X X X
Switzerland * * X X
Tippecanoe X X X X
Union * * X X
Vanderburgh X X X X
Vermillion X X X X
Vigo X X X X
Warren * * X X
Washington X X X X
Wells X
White X X X X
Whitley X X X X

*Board not required for counties with populations under 12,000.