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Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Attorney General > About the Office > Hope Card Program Hope Card Program

*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.

Indiana Hope Card Information

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:

  • Identifying characteristics of the person being ordered to "stay away"
  • A color photograph when available
  • Issue date of the order
  • Expiration date of the order
  • Terms of the order

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.

How much does a Hope Card cost?

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.

Who can get a Hope Card?

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.

Request an Indiana Hope Card

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.

Advocate Login

Hope Cards can only be obtained through an advocate.

Request an Additional Hope Card

If you are a current Hope Card holder and would like to purchase additional cards at a cost of $5 each, please click here.

Additional Information

Indiana Attorney General's Office
Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204