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.