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*To download a brochure on the Hope Card Program click here.
The Indiana Hope Card Program allows anyone with a valid, long-term (12 months or more) order of protection for domestic violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault, to request a card that summarizes the order's most important details.
The Hope Card Program was made possible by a collaborative effort of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and the HopeLine® from Verizon Program.
The Hope Card is a laminated card, similar in size and shape to a credit card. It contains essential information about a civil protection order in a durable, easy-to-read format, such as:
The Hope Card provides law enforcement with critical information regarding an order of protection. In case of potential violation of an order, an officer can refer to the Hope Card for more information.
A Hope Card is not a substitute for an order of protection. It is simply a more durable means of providing pertinent information from the existing order. Law Enforcement must verify the order with the Indiana Protective Order Registry.
Hope Cards are free for the petitioner named in the protection order.. You may request more than one card per protected individual at a cost of $5 each. For example, you may wish to provide one to your child's school as well as the child's after school care program.
Hope Cards are only available for long-term (12 months or more) civil protection order holders. Hope Cards are not issued for temporary protection orders, for 14 day protection orders, or for "no contact" orders in a criminal case.
For more information on how to file for a protection order, click here.
If you already have a long-term (12 months or more) civil protection order, you may request a Hope Card through your local advocate. A list of advocates can be found here.
Hope Cards can only be obtained through an advocate.
If you are a current Hope Card holder and would like to purchase additional cards at a cost of $5 each, please click here.
Indiana Attorney General's Office
Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204