Welcome to PACT, where we’re busy changing our communities one life at a time, each and every day.

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Welcome to PACT, where we’re busy changing our communities one life at a time, each and every day.

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Mission
We facilitate change in the lives of people and we challenge organizational systems for the purpose of improving the change process.

Our Vision
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

219-462-1127

Director: Tammy O’Neill

Bradley Center PACT

132 E. 6th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

219-872-9139

Director: Regina Ruddell

Hoosier Hills PACT

35 N. Public Square
Salem, IN 47167

812-883-3318

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.

Executive Director

Sharon Mortensen

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

Board Members

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.