We represent the people of the State of Indiana to seek justice, promote greater public safety, and assist victims of crimes. We receive reports from law enforcement agencies and file criminal charges in appropriate cases. We will vigorously prosecute those who are guilty, while ensuring that the innocent are not wrongly convicted or oppressed.
We work proactively with law enforcement and other community organizations to encourage crime prevention and education efforts that enhance public safety.
Meet the Prosecutor
Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Gaal is committed to fair and equal justice before the law, and professionally serving the public safety needs of the crime victims and the community. Gaal has been a driving force behind several ground breaking initiatives that have built local partnerships to address important public safety issues.
In 2008, Gaal organized the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), helped create a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at I.U.Health Bloomington Hospital, and developed a rape prevention educational campaign involving Indiana University students and administration that won a leadership award from the I.U. Commission on Personal Safety.