Who We Are
As an innovative leader in best-practice solutions for community-based criminal justice, we provide
- Services to help justice involved persons and victims, as well as their families and communities, heal the scars of criminal behavior
- Proven solutions for creating safer communities
- Cost-effective resources and alternatives for prevention, correction, and healing
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. Click here to explore donor and volunteer opportunities.
Since 1971, PACT has been a pioneer in community-based justice and programs designed to provide community service restitution. PACT was the first in the nation to offer a victim-offender reconciliation program. Today, that dual focus drives the many programs and services we offer and fuels our mission.
We facilitate change in the lives of people and we challenge organizational systems for the purpose of improving the change process.
As leaders in community safety we will be advocates for change in both individual lives and organizational systems.
Programs & Services
PACT offers a unique blend of services at each of our three locations in Indiana. To learn more about the programs and services at any location, use the tabs to the left. To contact a location, please use the information below:
Porter County PACT
1356 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Director: Tammy O’Neill
Bradley Center PACT
132 E. 6th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Director: Regina Ruddell
Hoosier Hills PACT
35 N. Public Square
Salem, IN 47167
Director: Jon Kuss
“I have [learned] the importance of nurturing skills like listening. The course shows how to listen more effectively. It’s made a big difference in my family.”
R. Johnson, incarcerated 1997 – 2004
Our Leadership & Board
Our Board of Directors, in conjunction with our Executive Director, guides PACT in the strategic activities necessary to successfully accomplish our mission.
Board of Directors
Board President George Douglas, COO, North Coast Distributing
Board Vice President Sheri Ruge, Kankakee Valley Workforce Dept.
Board Treasurer Jerry Stroud, retired Paoli Jr. Sr. High School Principal
Board Secretary Stephen C. Meyer, Chief of Porter County Adult Probation
Steve Eyrick, Chief of LaPorte County Superior Court Probation
Norma Eisert, Retired
Brian Guse, Controller, The New York Blower Company
David Beier, Probation Office, N. District
Rob Wright, IN Dept. of Corrections
Martin Buinicki, Valparaiso University
Lana Sullivan, Edward Jones
Jay Birky, Porter County Sheriff’s Dept.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these video clips of our clients speak volumes. Watch the videos below to see how PACT changed their lives: