PACT - Porter County

PACT - Porter County Since 1971, PACT has been a pioneer in community-based justice and programs designed to provide community service restitution. PACT operates in an open, collaborative partnership with other agencies and resources to solve the problems that stem from criminal behavior.We challenge individuals and organizations to become part of the solution and invite you to join us.
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10/06/2020
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You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to PACT Inc.

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10/06/2020

PACT - Porter County's cover photo

"Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and...
08/31/2020
My Dad Went to Prison When I Was 5. Now I Write About Families Like Mine

"Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and ask better questions."

Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and ask better questions.

AmazonSmile customers can now support PACT Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!  Open the ap...
06/10/2020
AmazonSmile Mobile App Instructions @ Amazon.com

AmazonSmile customers can now support PACT Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!
Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

PACT - Porter County's cover photo
06/10/2020

PACT - Porter County's cover photo

PACT - Porter County's cover photo
06/08/2020

PACT - Porter County's cover photo

04/03/2020

Porter County PACT is now able to take credit and debit card payments over the phone, to aid in social distancing. Please contact the receptionist desk or your case manager if you wish to make a payment over the phone.

03/16/2020

As a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, Porter County PACT will be accessible only for scheduled appointments and scheduled drug testing until further notice. If you have a scheduled meeting, please ring the doorbell when you arrive, and someone will be up to help you shortly.

To improve the safety of our parking lots, we have placed parking barriers at the southwest corner of our building at 13...
03/13/2020

To improve the safety of our parking lots, we have placed parking barriers at the southwest corner of our building at 1356 W. Lincolnway. The rear parking spots facing Emmettsburg Street will still be accessible, but entry to the lot will no longer be available from that direction.

"Lewis is nervous as she sets out on her new life, but said she was given the tools to succeed."
02/25/2020
Graduate says drug court 'changed my life'

"Lewis is nervous as she sets out on her new life, but said she was given the tools to succeed."

Portage resident Fleshia Lewis was among two people who graduated Monday afternoon from Porter County's drug court.

"One of the best tools we have in eliminating the insidious stigmatization of trauma is awareness."
02/14/2020
The Stigmatization of Trauma

"One of the best tools we have in eliminating the insidious stigmatization of trauma is awareness."

Survivors deserve more than the myths we believe about them.

"The effects of trauma are often not something that time alone can ameliorate."
02/04/2020
It's Never Too Late

"The effects of trauma are often not something that time alone can ameliorate."

You can always begin your journey of recovering from trauma.

"If you’ve had limited success with breath practice in the past, consider trying again with these principles in mind to ...
01/22/2020
How to Reduce Anxiety With Every Breath

"If you’ve had limited success with breath practice in the past, consider trying again with these principles in mind to make breathing as calming as possible . . ."

Use these five principles to calm your nervous system.

"There is no uniform policy for the use of electronic restraint devices . . . Indiana, meanwhile, has banned stun belts ...
01/17/2020
Stun Belts Administer Shock Treatment in Court

"There is no uniform policy for the use of electronic restraint devices . . . Indiana, meanwhile, has banned stun belts outright."

Some states control defendants by making them wear 50,000-volt stun cuffs, but the practice is open to abuse.

"Here are some alternative ways to think about how to form good habits that aren't about how to get yourself to 'stick t...
01/06/2020
3 Unconventional Strategies to Form Good Habits

"Here are some alternative ways to think about how to form good habits that aren't about how to get yourself to 'stick to' challenging or tedious behaviors."

The power of habits isn't that they're a substitute for willpower.

Porter County PACT will be closed to the public Tuesday, December 31st, Wednesday, January 1st, and Thursday, January 2n...
12/30/2019

Porter County PACT will be closed to the public Tuesday, December 31st, Wednesday, January 1st, and Thursday, January 2nd.

Porter County PACT will be closed to the public Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th, and Thursday, December...
12/23/2019

Porter County PACT will be closed to the public Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th, and Thursday, December 26th.

Thank you to the Porter County Community Foundation for supporting our mission!
12/19/2019
Porter County nonprofits awarded more than $300,000 in grants

Thank you to the Porter County Community Foundation for supporting our mission!

VALPARAISO — The Porter County Community Foundation awarded over $339,000 in grants this year from its Community Fund to nonprofit organizations serving Porter County.

PACT - Porter County's cover photo
12/16/2019

PACT - Porter County's cover photo

It’s almost a wrap! Remember, when you finish your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, AmazonSmile donat...
12/16/2019
Support Prisoner and Community Together Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

It’s almost a wrap! Remember, when you finish your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, AmazonSmile donates to PACT Inc at no cost to you!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Prisoner and Community Together Inc. Support us every time you shop.

"The task force singles out Porter County as a place that's doing things right, in part by prioritizing pretrial release...
12/13/2019
No silver bullet for jail overcrowding, but Porter County models many best practices, state task force concludes

"The task force singles out Porter County as a place that's doing things right, in part by prioritizing pretrial release for all but the most serious alleged offenders, offering alternatives to incarceration, and connecting inmates to social service and personal improvement programs."

There's no silver bullet for fixing the crowded jails in roughly half of Indiana's 92 counties, but Porter County is doing a lot of things right, according to the final

"Prevention is less costly than repair. We now have the science to show the positive effects on our health."
12/09/2019
Self-Care Isn’t Selfish or Superficial

"Prevention is less costly than repair. We now have the science to show the positive effects on our health."

Science shows that prevention is less costly than repair.

Giving Tuesday is today!
12/03/2019

Giving Tuesday is today!

#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! Facebook will match all donations made to PACT (pactchangeslives.com) on December 3rd. Thank you for your support!

Address

1356 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
46385

General information

Porter County AA Meetings http://aaportercounty.org/meetingList.html Porter County NA Meetings http://www.naindiana.org/meetings.php

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:30
Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Telephone

(219) 462-1127

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