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
Hosted by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, applications are now being accepted to attend the Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy which will be held August 16 – September 2, 2021. The 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.
The academy is open to anyone employed by a government or non-profit agency who provides direct services to crime victims and has held their current position for three years or less. There is no charge to attend the academy; however, accepted students are required to participate fully and complete all sessions. Hotel accommodations are available for those students who must travel more than 50 miles to attend the in-person sessions.
Applications will be accepted through July 23.
NOW OPEN: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act ARP grant
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grant program has received supplemental funding through the American Rescue Plan to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Activities supported by this solicitation include emergency housing, rental assistance, counseling and youth services, to name a few.Learn more
NOW OPEN: VOCA Special Projects Grant
ICJI is now accepting proposals for the VOCA Special Projects Grant, which is a one-time funding opportunity (without the possibility of renewal) to all victim-serving agencies who have a one-time expense to enhance or expand services to victims of crime.Learn more