211, with assistance and support of FSSA, has recently announced a statewide Lyft program to offer FREE rides to and from substance abuse treatment and certified recovery support programs. To request a ride, dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 and follow the prompts to be connected to a trained Lyft Community Navigator.
Follow this line for more information about text message reminders for those with criminal cases https://www.in.gov/judiciary/admin/3633.htm
Generally, only programs in the Approved Counseling Programs will be approved by the supervising probation officer. Other programs may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Support Group Flyer
Substance abuse programs must also meet standards set by the local courts for substance abuse treatment programs (see Statements and Notices below).
The Wells County Probation Department for many years prepared summary criminal history reports for individuals and agencies upon request. Since Indiana probation departments are not depositories of public records, the practice of preparing these summaries was simply a courtesy service to the community. However, due to limited resources the Probation Department staff discontinued these record search summaries for individuals or non-judicial agencies.
Therefore, individuals and non-judicial agencies are directed to contact the Wells County Clerk about accessing criminal records located in Wells County. You may also wish to search records at the following public court access link: Odyssey Case Management System
Some probationers may be permitted to travel outside the state of Indiana with permission of the court. Consult your probation officer at least 10 business days before making travel plans, and be prepared to provide at a minimum the information in the form provided here. (Note: if you have any conviction or adjudication for a sex offense as defined by Interstate Compact rules you may be subject to registration in the location in which you are traveling.)
Travel Permit Application
For individuals who wish to transfer probation supervision you may utilize the interactive worksheet to determine if you meet minimum criteria for an interstate transfer. Note: decision to transfer is determined by the court and supervising agency regardless if you meet criteria or not. You must also pay $125 to the Wells County Clerk for the Interstate Compact fee prior to leaving Indiana.
Interstate Compact Eligibility Worksheet
The reports are based on quarterly reports submitted to the Indiana State Court Administration. (PDF Documents)
2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report
The following reports and statements are from research or studies done independently by this office for specific internal purposes, and are shared here for anyone interested. (PDF Documents)
Countermeasure Fee Collections
Drug Test Comparisons Report
Department Time study
Consequences of Juvenile Adjudication Study
DMHA, in partnership with Marion Greene at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, is conducting a research study and requests your help in recruiting participants. Could you please share the blurb (below) and flyer (attached) with your relevant networks? We are especially interested in recruiting additional participants from the Southern, Central, and Northwest regions of Indiana. Recruitment Flyer
The Wells County Probation Department is interested in working with college undergraduate and graduate students, especially if they are residents of Wells County. This department works with both adult and juvenile jurisdictions, and we can provide to an ambitious student experience in the skills necessary for all most areas of an Indiana probation department. Students of other disciplines (i.e., computer technology, business, foreign language, education, psychology, etc) will be considered if they can show how their skills may be used in the probation department environment. Work hours are negotiable, but interns may work up to 35 hours per week for 26 weeks.
Persons interested in internship opportunities may submit a cover letter with the application contained in the link below to the Chief Probation Officer at the Wells County Probation Department.
Internship Information and Application (PDF Document)