Children First

The Children First class is ordered by both Circuit and Superior Court judges for parents going through a Dissolution of Marriage. The class is held four times per month and each parent only needs to attend one class. The duration of the class is on average two hours to include watching a video and contributing to a group discussion. The cost of the class is paid by the Whitley County Community Foundation and therefore no cost is assessed to the parents attending.
 
Each parent needs to bring a picture I.D. to verify identity. There is no smoking and no children are allowed to attend. Parents cannot take the same class together, ensuring a more open environment to share in the discussion. Following the class, each parent is presented with a certificate of completion which must be filed with the Court.
 
The following is a schedule of the classes planned thus far for 2013-2014. Each class is held at the Whitley County Community Corrections Facility (351 W. Plaza Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725).  Please enter the building at *Door #2 - on the North end of the building.*  Please contact the probation office to sign up for a specific class at 260-248-3117.
 
January 2017
 
Friday, January 9, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
February 2015
 
Friday, February 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
March 2015
 
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
April 2015
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
 
May 2015
 
 
Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
June 2015
 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 19, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
July 2015
 
Friday, July 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
August 2015
 
Friday, August 7, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
September 2015
 
Friday, September 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
October 2015
 
Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
November 2015
 
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 form 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 from 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
 
December 2015
 
Friday, December 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
 



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