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.

Training Information

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 2019.

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 3-20, 2019, Indianapolis
Fall Academy: September 9-26, 2019, Northwest Indiana

(Registration is now closed, please check back soon for future academy dates.)

Hotel accommodations are available for students who must travel more than 50 miles.

Links to Services

General 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

Children

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/

Elder Abuse

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

Sexual Assault

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/

Legal Resources

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/

Human Trafficking

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

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

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255

Housing

Rental housing locator        http://www.indianahousingnow.org/

Department of Housing and Urban Development   https://www.hud.gov/states/indiana/renting

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program         https://www.in.gov/ihcda/2329.htm

Identity Theft and Internet Crimes

Indiana Attorney General:                                https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2895.htm

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center:  www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Identity Theft Resource Center: www.idtheftcenter.org

National Resources

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.

Together, we can end domestic violence.

We believe that violence is preventable. When we come together, we create real change in the lives of individuals and in our communities. Join us in the movement to make Indiana a state that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for everyone.

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