Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Criminal & Appeals Division
205 E. Mian Street, Suite 15
Paoli, Indiana 47454
Ph: (812) 723-3600
Ph: (812) 723-7103
Fx: (812) 723-3784
Kelly C. Minton
Holly N. Hudelson
Cheif Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
To protect the rights, safety, and security of Orange County residents through diligent efforts to prosecute criminal offenses in Orange County Indiana.
The Prosecuting Attorney appears for the County in all criminal prosecutions in Circuit Court and Superior Court, as well as appearances in delinquency, neglect, mental incompetency, and adult guardianship proceedings in both Probate Court and the Family Division of the Circuit Court. The Prosecuting Attorney shares jurisdiction with the Indiana Attorney General for any crime that is committed in Orange County, but is independent of that State office. The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term, chosen at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot.
The office is divided into the following divisions: Criminal, Appellate, Family Law and Juvenile. Each division has specific attorneys assigned to it and is structured to serve that division's unique needs. Additionally, the Victim/Witness Unit of the office performs services for victims of crime as mandated under the Crime Victims Rights Act.
The Prosecuting Attorney's office is responsible for other legal functions, including:
Keeping victims notified of case status, their right to participate, and to protect/• preserve their rights
Providing information on juvenile offenders to the Kent Intermediate School District
Representing the County in forfeiture actions.
Continue to improve case processing; align staff with judicial and prosecutorial resources to focus on expediency
Maximize effectiveness of existing staff.
To prosecute violations of State law in District and Circuit Courts within Kent County
To protect and preserve the rights of victims by complying with the mandates of the Michigan Crime Victim's Right's Act
To represent the People of the State of Michigan at hearings involving delinquency, neglect/dependency, and matters of mental competency
The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and be residents of the county.
Each of the townships has a trustee who administers rural fire protection and ambulance service, provides poor relief and manages cemetery care, among other duties. The trustee is assisted in these duties by a three-member township board. The trustees and board members are elected to four-year terms.
Orange County is part of Indiana's 9th congressional district and is represented in Congress by Republican Todd Young. It is part of Indiana Senate districts 44 and 48 and Indiana House of Representatives district 62.