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Family Violence

The Family Violence Resource Attorney functions as a single point of contact for all of the state’s courts on matters related to family violence, including civil protection orders, criminal domestic violence case processing, best practices, and training.

The Resource Attorney

  • connects judges to the latest information, subject-matter expertise, and educational resources on both the civil and the criminal sides of the docket
  • brings together governmental and non-governmental agencies to promote interagency collaboration to address family violence
  • conducts outreach with community partners such as domestic violence shelters, victim advocates, and social service agencies, as well as prosecutors, law enforcement, and probation departments

The Family Violence Resource Attorney is

Melissa Arvin
251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-0784

Judges, clerks, and court personnel should contact the Family Violence Resource Attorney for

  • resources and references on legal and policy issues related to family violence
  • assistance with the creation or improvement of specialized criminal domestic violence and civil protection order courts and dockets
  • information on grant opportunities for courts that handle these types of cases

Domestic Violence Advisory Committee

View a listing of committee members


National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

National Human Trafficking Resource Center



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