Lake County Community Transition Court

Authorized by state statute, the goal of a reentry court is to significantly reduce the rate of recidivism of individuals coming from the Indiana Department of Correction through enhanced delivery of services. The Lake County Community Transition Court accomplishes this by providing targeted services and direct supervision through an in-court process. The Court operates through the supervision of Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez with the assistance of Magistrate Kathleen Sullivan.



The Lake County Community Transition Court (CTC) is a program designed to assist individuals transition from the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) back to their community while still being supervised.  The Community Transition Court transfers the individuals’ placement to Lake County Community Corrections eight (8) to twelve (12) months prior to their Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD) from the IDOC.  The process is intended to assist these individuals reengage in the community by offering more support than they would otherwise receive upon release from the IDOC.  Staff works very closely with the participants in obtaining employment, resolving driver’s license issues, healing family relationships, and providing education on developing life skills.

Click here to download CTC brochure in PDF format

Court Facts

Court Schedule

Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Lake County Superior Court Criminal Division, Room 1, at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, Indiana

Contact Information

Dustin Bothwell
Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Lake County Community Corrections
2600 W 93rd Ave
Crown Point, IN  46307

Phone: (219) 755-3850, ext. 311
FAX:  (219) 755-3693