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.
Hope and Help Campaign
The Hope and Help campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a promotional effort by CJI designed to inform the victims of violent crimes of their rights and the resources available to them.
One of the goals of the campaign is to raise awareness about the Indiana Victim Compensation Program, which is managed by ICJI and federally funded. Through the program, qualifying victims and, in some cases, their dependents, may be reimbursed for certain costs incurred as a result of a bodily injury
from a violent crime.
Learn more at HopeAndHelpIN.org.
NOW OPEN: Sexual Assault Services Program grant
ICJI is now accepting applications for the 2022 Sexual Assault Services Program grant, which works to support rape crisis centers and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that provide direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.Learn more
NOW OPEN: Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Fund program
ICJI is now accepting applications for the 2022 Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Fund program, which was created to establish, maintain, and enhance services provided by rape crisis centers, as well as develop, implement, and expand trauma informed sexual assault services.Learn more