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.
NOW OPEN: Social Services Block Grant
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting proposals for the Social Services Block Grant program to assist residential domestic violence programs in providing emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents.Learn more
REPORT: COVID-19's Impact on Victim Serving Agencies
This 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.Learn here