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Know the Laws: Indiana

UPDATED April 4, 2014

Even if you do not qualify for an order for protection or a workplace violence restraining order, the abuser may have committed a crime.   If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have an order for protection or a workplace violence restraining order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Indiana?

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Indiana?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Indiana?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Indiana that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Indiana?

The Indiana Attorney General runs a Victim Assistance Division, which provides information on victims' rights and services.  You can also call them at (800) 258-0993.

For information on victims' compensation in Indiana, visit the Victim Compensation Division, or contact them by telephone at (800) 353-1484.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our IN Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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