Brent Harshman and Jenny Cassidy Share

Oct 12, 2023  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

One impor­tant facet of a court sys­tem is pro­ba­tion, man­aged by a per­son or team who super­vis­es offend­ers, ensur­ing they meet con­di­tions set by the court. Two hard-work­ing employ­ees rep­re­sent the pro­ba­tion divi­sion of City of Mar­i­on Court: Pro­ba­tion Offi­cer Brent Harsh­man and Pro­ba­tion Sec­re­tary Jen­ny Cassidy.

Jen­ny is the first smil­ing face that clients see when they show up for an appoint­ment,” said Harshman. 

Cassidy’s main tasks include sched­ul­ing, answer­ing phone calls, enter­ing data, col­lect­ing fees, pro­vid­ing assis­tance to the Clerk and Judge in Court, and main­tain­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Grant Coun­ty Probation. 

Jen­ny makes my job expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i­er, and I could­n’t be more pleased that she is a part of our team.”

As Pro­ba­tion Offi­cer, Harshman’s respon­si­bil­i­ties include face-to-face meet­ings with pro­ba­tion­ers, col­lec­tion of sta­tis­tics for the State of Indi­ana, book­keep­ing, coor­di­nat­ing out­pa­tient ser­vices for clients, and par­tic­i­pat­ing in pro­ceed­ings for City Court. 

I love that I have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with peo­ple on a deep­er lev­el through this posi­tion. As a life­long res­i­dent of Mar­i­on, I feel a sense of pride in giv­ing back to my com­mu­ni­ty and pro­vid­ing emo­tion­al and edu­ca­tion­al sup­port to my strug­gling neigh­bors.” He added, Doing this job for over 15 years now, and in work­ing with thou­sands of peo­ple from all walks of life, I can con­fi­dent­ly say that Giants Fight, Nev­er Die!”

Clerk Kathi Kiley and Judge Michael Hotz nom­i­nat­ed Harsh­man and Cas­sidy for the honor.

Kiley expressed, Brent and Jen­ny have been very help­ful to me and my staff. At times, my office expe­ri­ences dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions where we work under­staffed. They step up and do what­ev­er is nec­es­sary to make City Court run smoothly.”

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