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The Indiana Attorney General's Victim Assistance Division is committed to providing services and assistance to victims of crime. The Indiana Constitution guarantees victims of crime fairness, respect, and dignity. The office sustains that promise by supporting those affected directly, and indirectly, by crime in Indiana. The office provides support by administering the Address Confidentiality and Appellate Victim Programs.
The Address Confidentiality Program allows victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking who have protective orders to maintain a confidential address through the Attorney General’s Office. It’s not witness protection – nor is it a total guarantee of safety. It’s simply one thing victims of such crimes can do to help take their lives back. Many times, a confidential address is part of a larger, overall safety plan.
After defendants are convicted of crimes and sentenced, they can choose to appeal. When they do, the Attorney General’s Office represents the state and works diligently to keep the criminals in jail or prison. The Appellate Victim Program assists victims of crime during the appeals stage by helping them understand and cope with the process. It keeps victims informed and involved throughout the appellate proceedings and can also help provide referrals to other services.
For victims seeking financial assistance through the Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund, you can learn more on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s website.