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.
Challenging Victims? The Cause, Impact and Treatment of Complex Trauma
On September 8-9, the ICADV Indiana Victim Assistance Training Project will host a two-day training program for experienced victim advocates and others who provide direct services to victims of crime. Challenging Victims? The Cause, Impact and Treatment of Complex Trauma will explore the connection between victims of crime, trauma, and the symptoms of advanced or complex trauma. The program will be held at the Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. It is open to anyone who provides direct services to victims of crime and is employed by a non-profit or government organization.Register here
Victim Services Dashboard
The Victim Services Division provides funding to hundreds of victim-serving organizations across the state. Check out this interactive dashboard that breaks down where that funding goes by county.View dashboard