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The Indiana Attorney General's Victim Services and Outreach Division is committed to providing services and assistance to victims of crime. The Indiana Constitution guarantees victims of crime fairness, respect, and dignity. The office sustains that promise by supporting those affected directly, and indirectly, by crime in Indiana. The office provides support by administering the Address Confidentiality and Appellate Victim Programs.
The Address Confidentiality Program allows victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking who have protective orders to maintain a confidential address through the Attorney General’s Office. It’s not witness protection – nor is it a total guarantee of safety. It’s simply one thing victims of such crimes can do to help take their lives back. Many times, a confidential address is part of a larger, overall safety plan.
The Indiana Hope Card Program allows anyone with a valid, long-term, order of protection for domestic violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault, to request a card that summarizes the order's most important details. Click here for more information.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world, generating roughly $150.2 billion worldwide. According to the Trafficking in Persons Report produced by the State Department, approximately 27 million men, women and children are victims of some form of human trafficking. Human trafficking occurs when people are recruited to work or provide services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, and it includes labor and sex trafficking. Click here for more information.
The Victim Advocates' Network created by the Victim Services and Outreach Division was established to connect and provide resources to those who serve victims in Indiana. Advocates who are interested in joining the Victim Advocates' Network can contact the Attorney General's Office by emailing VictimAdvocateNetwork@atg.in.gov.
Click below to download our Victim Advocates' Network Newsletter.
Voices for Victims Awards
The Victim Services and Outreach Division established the Voices for Victims Awards program to showcase the brave and selfless work being done by individuals to help those traumatized by violent crime. Click here to see a list of award recipients.
After defendants are convicted of crimes and sentenced, they can choose to appeal. When they do, the Attorney General’s Office represents the state and works diligently to keep the criminals in jail or prison. The Appellate Victim Notification Program assists victims of crime during the appeals stage by helping them understand and cope with the process. It keeps victims informed and involved throughout the appellate proceedings and can also help provide referrals to other services.
For victims seeking financial assistance through the Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund, you can learn more on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s website.