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Family Asks for Indiana Residents to Share Flyer

16 Dec Teleka Patrick has been missing since dec. 5

The family of Dr. Teleka Patrick is asking anyone along the 80/94 corridor to share the attached flyer in their neighborhoods. Dr. Patrick went missing on December 5, 2013 and her 1997 Lexus ES300 was found on that date in Portage, IN just east of the Porter/Burns Harbor exit. Anyone who saw the vehicle on that date should contact Indiana State Police immediately.  You can view our coverage of the incident here: Teleka Patrick Still Missing, Vigil Planned for Tonight

If you have a local business, please post this flyer in your window.

Teleka Missing Poster (1) (1)

Teleka Patrick Still Missing, Vigil Scheduled for Tonight

16 Dec

by Ken Davidson

Indiana and Michigan police continue to search for missing physician Teleka Patrick. Dr. Patrick went missing on December 5 in Kalamazoo, Michigan after being dropped at her car by a friend. The family is now taking to social media to try to find information regarding her whereabouts. Using the hashtag #findteleka, the family has connected with thousands of twitter followers. On the Find Teleka Facebook Page the family has connected with another 4,000 people. The family travelled to Portage and Gary this weekend to drop off flyers at local businesses. Dr. Patrick’s 1997 Lexus ES300 was found on December 5 by an Indiana State trooper. The car was abandoned along the roadside on I-94, just east of the Porter/Burn’s Harbor Exit. When asked what others can do, Dr. Patrick’s father told Fox News ““Keep sharing it. Forward it. Share it. Get the word out. We want everyone to know her face, and know her name.” ( http://fox17online.com/news/stories/missing-kalamazoo-woman-teleka-patrick/#ixzz2ndxUnWhJ )

Dr. Patrick recently finished her dual doctorate degrees in medicine and psychology at Loma Linda University. She was in Michigan to complete a residency program in psychiatry. Dr. Patrick’s father is a pastor in Florida which has rallied the religious community to help find her. The vigil is planned for tonight at 6:00 pm at Trinity Temple SDA Church 1615 East G Ave, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49004.

Teleka Patrick has been missing since dec. 5

Teleka Patrick has been missing since dec. 5

 

teleka patrick

Family Members of Teleka Patrick posted flyers in Portage and Gary this weekend.

Missing Michigan Woman's Car Found in Porter, IN Police Seek Your Help

10 Dec

Gazette Staff

The Indiana State Police and Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan are
asking for any assistance in locating Teleka Cassandra Patrick who has been reported
missing since Friday, December 6th, 2013.

Teleka Patrick, 33 of Kalamazoo, Michigan was reported missing on December 6th when
she failed to report for work in Michigan. She was last seen Thursday, December
5th, evening when she was dropped off at her vehicle in the parking lot at a
medical center in Kalamazoo.

Patrick’s gold 1997 Lexus ES300 was found abandoned by a trooper late Thursday,
December 5th night on I-94 west bound just east of the Porter/Burns Harbor exit in
Indiana.

Patrick is described as having black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160
pounds.

We asking anyone who may have seen Patrick, possibly gave her ride or have any
information about her whereabouts to call the Indiana State Police at 219-696-6242
or the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748.

Teleka Cassandra Patrick missing from Michigan; car found in Porter, Indiana

Teleka Cassandra Patrick missing from Michigan; car found in Porter, Indiana

Indiana State Police & Kalamazoo County Sheriff Need Your Assistance

10 Dec

The Indiana State Police and Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department are asking for any assistance in locating Teleka Cassandra Patrick who has been reported missing since Friday, December 6th, 2013.
Teleka Patrick, 33 of Kalamazoo, Michigan was reported missing on December 6th when she failed to report for work in Michigan. She was last seen Thursday, December 5th, evening when she was dropped off at her vehicle in the parking lot at a medical center in Kalamazoo.
Patrick’s gold 1997 Lexus ES300 was found abandoned by a trooper late Thursday, December 5th night on I-94 west bound just east of the Porter/Burns Harbor exit in Indiana.
Patrick is described as having black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds.
they asking anyone who may have seen Patrick, possibly gave her ride or have any information about her whereabouts to call the Indiana State Police at 219-696-6242 or the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748.

Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

9 Dec

The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a detention reform and juvenile justice system improvement initiative that has demonstrated over 20 years, in urban and rural jurisdictions, that moving low-risk youth from secure detention into community-based alternative programs is excellent public policy. JDAI has established outstanding public safety outcomes, minimized detention over-crowding and the need to build more expensive facilities creating savings for taxpayers, improved efficiencies in the juvenile justice system operations, and produced better outcomes for youth and their families.
JDAI is a comprehensive initiative of eight strategies involving system-wide change in philosophy, practice and policy. Marion County (Indianapolis) Indiana originally became a JDAI local expansion site in 2006 with funding support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and local community funds. Since that time, the county has enacted a number of system-reform efforts which have reduced the detention population by nearly 50% while also maintaining public safety. Since October 2009, Indiana has embarked upon a statewide expansion of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) model program . The Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana was chosen to act as the JDAI Statewide Coordinator and a Statewide Expansion Team, consisting of 11 members representing state agencies and organizations, participated in a model site visit coordinated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to the state of New Jersey during May, 2010. Subsequent to this visit, it was determined that additional state agency leaders should be included to spearhead this important initiative. The Indiana Department of Correction and the Indiana Supreme Court agreed to become members of a lead-agency team along with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.n October 2010, four additional counties were added as Statewide Expansion sites, bringing the total to eight (8) Indiana JDAI County Expansion sites.
The eight Indiana JDAI Expansion Sites are:
*Marion County *Clark County *Lake County *Elkhart Count
*Porter County *Howard County *Tippecanoe County *Johnson County
a state-level Steering Committee is being convened to plan Indiana’s multi-year, multi-site initiative and implement initial steps. This Steering Committee includes representatives from multiple state-level child serving and juvenile justice entities as well as the Casey Foundation Technical Assistance Team Leader and representatives from each of the county replication sites. The agenda of the JDAI Steering Committee in Indiana will change over the course of the
JDAI promotes changes to policies, practices, and programs to:

    reduce reliance on secure confinement;
    improve public safety;
    reduce racial disparities and bias;
    save taxpayers’ dollars; and
    stimulate overall juvenile justice reforms

*Why Juvenile Detantion Reform Matters*
The Casey Foundation launched Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative o reverse the troubling trends in juvenile justice and demonstrate that juvenile detention and corrections populations could be substantially and safely reduced. Today, JDAI is part of the Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, working with public agencies to implement innovative and effective reforms that improve the outcomes of children and youth who experience, or are at risk of entering, juvenile justice systems.
Detention is a crucial early phase in the juvenile justice process. An estimated 400,000 young people every year are admitted to detention nationwide and approximately 26,000 are held on any given night. The sheer volume of youth affected demands our attention. Detention itself has a significant negative impact on delinquency cases and is associated with negative long-term life outcomes. Research has shown that detained youth are more likely to be formally charged, found delinquent, and committed to youth corrections facilities than similarly situated youngsters. They are also more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Placement in locked detention – particularly if it leads to a lengthy period of correctional custody – interrupts the natural maturational process through which most young people grow out of delinquent behavior. Detention also represents a significant cost to taxpayers – more than $1 billion per year nationwide. Though costs vary widely from region to region (depending on salary levels, programming, and services), average costs per bed have been estimated at $48,000 per year. The average cost to build, finance, and operate a single detention bed over its first 20 years is approximately $1.5 million per bed.Detention populations over the past two decades have seen a dramatic worsening in the disproportionate representation of youth of color. In 1985, 43 percent of juvenile detainees nationwide were youth of color. That percentage grew to 56 percent in 1995 and 62 percent in 1999, rising to 69 percent in the most recent national count taken in 2006.

$9 Million in Grants to Help Schools Improve Safety

11 Nov

INDIANAPOLIS—Surrounded by students and staff at Cedar Elementary School in Avon, today Governor Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grant funding to local schools and school corporations through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.
“The safety of the students, teachers, and administrators in our schools is of the utmost importance to the people of Indiana, and I count it a privilege to distribute these resources to schools across our state,” Governor Pence said. “These grants will allow our public schools and school corporations to add resources that will help secure our schools so they can focus on educating our students.”
The program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to:

    Employ a school resource officer (SRO)
    Conduct a threat assessment
    Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

School corporations, charter schools,or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 students applied for grants up to $50,000 per year. Eligible entities with an ADM of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000 per year.
**list of schools who have gotten grants by county:

  • Lake County
      Aspire Charter Academy received $12,718
      for school security equipment.
      Crown Point Community School Corporation received $50,000
      for school security equipment.
      Gary Community School Corporation received $25,000
      for school security equipment.
      Hanover Community School Corporation received $27,687.76
      to employ an SRO.
      Lake Central School Corporation received $39,463.50
      for school security equipment.
      Lake Ridge Schools received $50,000
      for security equipment,threat assessment, and employ SRO.
      Lake Station Community Schools received $40,000
      to employ an SRO.
      Merrillville Community Schools received $30,170
      for school security equipment.
      River Forest Community School Corporation received $7,100
      for school security equipment.
      School Town of Highland received $50,000
      for school security equipment.
      School Town of Munster received $30,298.60
      for security equipment and to employ an SRO.
      Thea Bowman Leadership Academy received $15,000
      to employ an SRO.
      Tri-Creek School Corporation received $49,316
      for security equipment and to employ an SRO.
      Whiting School City received $50,000
      for security equipment,threat assessment, an SRO.

    Porter
    Duneland School Corporation received $35,000
    for security equipment.
    East Porter County School Corporation received $49,549.50
    for school security equipment.
    Neighbors’ New Vistas High School received $35,000
    to employ an SRO.
    Portage Township Schools received $49,658.09
    for school security equipment.
    Porter Township School Corporation received $45,000
    for security equipment and an SRO.