Jefferson County Court Services began as Community Corrections. It first received state funding on July 1, 2010. Amber Finnegan was hired as the first Director and has developed the agency from the beginning. The program was developed to provide additional services for those participants who were in need of intensive community-based supervision. This provided the Courts with safe alternative sentencing options to divert participants from the county jail and the Indiana Department of Corrections. In addition, Court Services has developed and certified a Drug Court Program and added a Pretrial Services department.
The program began with two small offices upstairs in the old Extension office with one Director. In 2016, Community Corrections made its permanent home in a newly renovated building at 108 East 2nd Street in downtown Madison. In 2017 it was renamed Court Services to reflect the oversight of several different departments with differing participants. Court Services now consists of 18 employees who supervise over 450 participants.