The Indiana Victim Assistance Training Project’s mission is to develop and provide a comprehensive, accessible, diverse and affordable training series, available to all professionals who serve victims of crime in Indiana.
The Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy is an entry-level program providing affordable training to those who provide direct services to victims of crime. The Indiana Victim Assistance Training Project will host two Basic Academies in 2020.
The Academy is open to anyone who:
1. Is employed by a government or non-profit agency who provides direct services to crime victims
2. Has held their current position for three years or less.
There is no charge to attend the Academy. Accepted students are required to participate fully and complete all sessions.
This 40-hour program is designed to accommodate busy schedules by limiting the number of in-person classroom days and providing the remaining curriculum through webinars.
Modules are scheduled over the course of three weeks. Over the course of each academy, students will attend four in-person, classroom days at the locations listed below:
Summer Academy: June 1-18, 2020, Indianapolis
Fall Academy: September 14 – October 1, 2020, Bloomington
(Registration is not yet open. Click here to sign up for email updates in order to be notified when registration goes live.)
Hotel accommodations are available for students who must travel more than 50 miles.
The Indiana Victim Assistance Training Project is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to further the knowledge and skills of those who provide direct services to Indiana victims of crime. Scholarships are available to attend national training events which are related to an applicant’s responsibilities for serving victims of crime.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must provide direct services to victims of crime and be employed by a non-profit or government agency. Applicants must have at least one year of experience serving victims of crime. Priority will be given to applicants who work with victims from communities that are historically marginalized and underfunded.
For more information on this scholarship opportunity, please consult the resources below:
Links to Services
- General Resources
- Elder Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Legal Resources
- Human Trafficking
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health
- Identity Theft and Internet Crimes
- National Resources
Indiana 2-1-1 Dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 https://in211.communityos.org
Victim Compensation form https://www.in.gov/cji/2333.htm
Sex and Violent Offender registry http://www.icrimewatch.net/indiana.php
Indiana Department of Corrections Victim Services Division https://www.in.gov/idoc/2313.htm
IN Department of Correction Offender Locator https://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs
IN Savin ( Department of Corrections victim notification system) https://indianasavin.in.gov/Default.aspx
Indiana Vine ( County Jail victim notification system) https://www.vinelink.com/#/home/site/15000
Indiana Institute for Working Families- Indiana Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator with Case Manager Area http://www.indianaselfsufficiencystandard.org/calculator
With our prevention strategies, we start from the idea that what surrounds us, shapes us. We know from public health that our life experiences and the behaviors that we see modeled around us typically have a stronger influence on our behavior than facts and information that we have about a particular issue.
Child Abuse hotline 1-800-800-5556
Child Abuse reporting Public Online Training and Information https://reportchildabuse.dcs.in.gov/
Child Advocacy Centers in Indiana https://incacs.org/find-cac/
Reporting Elder Abuse online https://ddrsprovider.fssa.in.gov/APSOnlineReporting | State hotline: 1-800-992-6978 or contact the local APS unit https://ddrsprovider.fssa.in.gov/APSOnlineReporting
LAVA Project (Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults) www.indianalegalservices.org/LAVA | Phone: 317-829-3104 or 1-800-869-0212 extension 2292
Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault https://indianacesa.org/icesa-resources/sanes-victim-advocates/toolkits/
Indiana Sexual Assault Service provider directory https://indianacesa.org/icesa-resources/service-directory/
Indiana Coalition for Court Access https://indianalegalhelp.org/
Indiana Legal Services https://www.indianalegalservices.org
Free legal Answers Indiana https://indiana.freelegalanswers.org/
ICADV (limited to member programs) http://www.icadvinc.org/direct-legal-services/
Tax Help for Survivors of Domestic Abuse https://www.indianalegalservices.org/taxhelpforsurvivors
Immigration Advocates Network (Legal Services Directory ) https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
Human Trafficking Victim Services providers in Indiana https://humantraffickinghotline.org/training-resources/referral-directory
Office on Trafficking in Persons https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/victim-assistance/services-available-to-victims-of-trafficking
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Indiana Addiction Treatment locator https://www.in.gov/fssa/addiction/
Vet Center Locations provide a broad range of counseling and other services for military veterans. www.vetcenter.va.gov
Locations serving Indiana:
- Gary: 219-736-5633
- Southbend: 574-231-8480
- Fort Wayne: 260-460-1456
- Cincinnati area: 513-763-3500
- Louisville area: 502-287-6710
- Evansville: 812-473-5993
- Indianapolis 317-988-1600
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Office for Victims of Crime (Directory of Crime Victim Services) https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/
National Deaf Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline https://www.adwas.org/hotline/national/
Videophone: 1 (855) 812-1001
National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org
Voice: 1 (800) 799-7233 TTY: 1 (800)787-3224
National Runaway Safeline www.1800runaway.org
CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY TEXT 66008
National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center https://www.nmvvrc.org/HelpingSurvivors/VictimAssistanceProfessionals
The Trevor Lifeline (crisis intervention & suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth) www.thetrevorproject.org
Call 1-866-488-7386 TEXT Start to 678678
Technical Assistance Request
If you are in need of assistance related to any upcoming Victim Assistance Trainings or anything else related to victim advocacy, please fill out the following form. A representative from ICADV will respond to your request as soon as they are able.
The Victim Assistance Training Project is supported under VOCA Grant No. 2018-V3-GX-0028 awarded to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence by the Office For Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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