Juvenile Court Judge Marla Clark visits Johnson County State Representatives
STATEHOUSE — State Representatives Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) welcomed Johnson County Juvenile Court Judge Marla Clark to the Statehouse on Tuesday. Judge Clark has served as Johnson County’s Juvenile Court Judge for nine years.
“Judge Clark has a stellar reputation for her dependable service, innovation and hard work,” said Rep. Burton. “She has implemented various changes that have greatly improved the efficiency and efficacy of Johnson County’s justice system. For example, she used new technology funded by grant money to reduce the case resolution process from 82 days to 45 days.”
The trio conversed about a handful of legislative matters regarding the judiciary system and family issues. Among the topics discussed were House Bill 1036, a bill designed to protect children by setting health, education, safety and training requirements for child care providers who receive money from the Child Care Development Fund, a federal voucher program that helps low-income parents obtain child care while they work, receive training or earn an education.
“Judge Clark is a well-respected resource for judiciary and family matters not only in Johnson County, but across the state,” said Rep. Price. “I enjoyed discussing legislative topics relating to her expertise while she was at the Statehouse.”