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The Victim Services Division administers funding to programs throughout the state that provide a variety of direct services to crime victims based on specific needs.

Services are defined as efforts that respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after victimization, assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security. The division awards federal dollars to these programs from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

Our mission is to use all victim assistance financial resources to maximize available programs throughout the entire State of Indiana thus ensuring victims have access to a broad range of innovative and supportive services.

Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy

Applications are now being accepted to attend the Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy which will be held June 21-July 9, 2021. The Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy is an entry-level program that provides comprehensive, accessible, diverse and affordable training to those who provide direct services to victims of crime. This 43-hour program is provided over three weeks through a combination of in-person (social distancing guidelines will be followed) and webinar sessions. The classroom sessions will be held in Indianapolis. Applications will be accepted through April 23.

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Scholarship Opportunities

The Indiana Victim Assistance Training Project provides scholarships to attend national training programs. Financial awards are available to attend training events which are related to an applicant’s responsibilities for serving victims of crime and occur prior to September 30, 2021. To be eligible for an award, applicants must provide direct services to victims of crime and be employed by a non-profit or government agency. Applicants must have at least one year of experience serving victims of crime. Priority will be given to applicants who work with victims from communities that are historically marginalized and underfunded.

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  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant program

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  • Services. Training. Officers. Prosecutors. (STOP) grant

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  • Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment (DVPT) grant

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  • Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA) grant

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NOW OPEN: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program

documentThe STOP Formula Grant Program encourages partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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REPORT: COVID-19's Impact on Victim Serving Agencies

documentThis report analyzes survey data collected from nearly 200 victim serving agencies across the State of Indiana to understand the impact of COVID-19 on these agencies and their ability to effectively serve victims.

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