Resources

If You Need Immediate Help

If you are the victim of domestic violence and are afraid for your safety, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and a police report has already been made, please contact the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Victim Assistant: Josefa Luce, (812) 349-7376, jluce@co.monroe.in.us

If you are the victim in a pending domestic violence case in which charges have been filed by the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, the Domestic Violence Deputy Prosecutor is Jackie Dakich: (812) 349-2670, jdakich@co.monroe.in.us

Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office Resources

Prosecutor Gaal’s PowerPoint Presentation to the Domestic Violence Study Committee

Research for Best Practices in Domestic Violence Prosecution

“Domestic Violence: Prosecutors Take the Lead”
A publication by the American Prosecutors Research Institute which examines policy issues and the prosecutor’s changing role in domestic violence cases.

The National District Attorneys Association’s Policy Positions on Domestic Violence
Adopted October 23, 2004 by the Board of Directors in Monterey, California

“Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges”
A special report by the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice

General Domestic Violence Resources

Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Women’s Law

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Services

Middle Way House offers many programs and services to women and children victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Middle Way House provides emergency shelter, victim advocacy, and legal services to survivors. (812) 336-0846. 24/7 hotline. Services are free and confidential.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

The Julian Center is the Marion County Domestic Violence Agency. (317) 920-9320.

Prevail is the Hamilton County Domestic Violence Agency. (317) 776-3472

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence list of State Coalitions – From each of these coalitions you can call the hotline number and be connected to a local domestic violence shelter.

Safe Custody Exchange Services

Family Solutions provides services for families in need. (812) 335-1926

Protective Order/Legal Assistance

The Protective Order Project – Indiana University Law School student assistance program for Protective Orders. (812) 855-4800 pop@indiana.edu

Protective Order Assistance Partnership

District 10 Pro Bono Project (812) 339-3610

Community Legal Clinic. Pro bono legal assistance. (812) 855-9299

Indiana Legal Services, (812) 339-7688

Middle Way House offers many programs and services to women and children victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Middle Way House provides emergency shelter, victim advocacy, and legal services to survivors. (812) 336-0846. 24/7 hotline. Services are free and confidential.

Protection Orders, No Contact Orders, Workplace Violence Restraining Orders – Forms from Indiana Judicial Center that may be used to file for protective orders.

Other Emergency and Safe Housing Services

Back Street Missions – Men’s Shelter/ Backstreet Missions is an organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are. 812-333-1905.

Bloomington Housing Authority – Affordable housing and assistance. 812-339-3491.

Address Confidentiality Program – A program of the Indiana Attorney General.