Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his selection of Wabash County Judge Christopher Goff to join the bench.
The finalists are vying to replace retiring Justice Robert Rucker, who is stepping down in May after 26 years on the bench.
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush wants more attention paid to people who work in, and with, the state’s court system.
The process of developing and approving the commission’s strategic plan took months.
This was the formal ceremony, but Slaughter was sworn-in privately in June.
Geoffrey Slaughter will hear his first oral arguments as a member of the court on June 23.
The commission was formed by the General Assembly in 2013 and received a progress report from a national child welfare consultant group.
Chief Justice Loretta Rush said the state could not "afford to incarcerate or institutionalize its way out of this crisis."
Rush says Indiana will begin this year a move to statewide electronic filing in its courts.
Loretta Rush took the oath of office today, becoming the states first female Supreme Court chief justice.