Helpful Links

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Legal Links

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Free Legal Line  is offered from 6-8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month (except December); it is a free service for those in need of legal advice. By calling, (317) 269-2000, anyone can speak with a qualified attorney who will help answer questions and give advice on legal matters. Legal Line is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA).
  • Violence Against Women Act is a comprehensive approach to violence against women combined with touch new provisions to hold offenders accountable with programs to provide services to victims.
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice Office for Victims of Crime  was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime.
  • Family Violence Dept. of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is dedicated to improving the way courts, law enforcement, agencies and others respond to family violence while recognizing the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics involved with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.
  • The Indiana Judicial System is used to navigate through the webpages of the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Tax Court, local trial court web pages, and many judicial agencies and programs, such as the Self-Service Legal Center, Courts in the Classroom, and Indiana CLEO.
  • Protective Order Forms Self-Service provides court forms for Protective Orders that can be downloaded as Word documents or pdf files.
  • Center for Victim and Human Rights can provide low cost or no cost legal services to crime and human rights abuse victims.
  • Indiana Supreme Court Self-Service Legal Center provides Self-Service court forms for divorce, custody, child support and visitation can be downloaded as Word documents or pdf files.
  • The Indiana General Assembly
  • Indiana Criminal Justice Institute serves as the state’s planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services.
  • Women’s Law Initiative publishes state-specific legal information for domestic violence.
  • American Bar Assoc. Commission on Domestic Violence has emerged as a nationally recognized entity that provides training and educational materials to attorneys and other professionals who serve victims of domestic violence.
  • Battered Women’s Justice Project promotes systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence that creates true institutional accountability to the goal of ensuring safety for battered women and their families.
  • Indiana Address Confidentiality Program provides a mailing address for the victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault and may be used as an actual address for most purposes, including the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, public utilities, child support, court notices, and other official business matters.
  • Indiana Protective Order Registry  links Indiana courts issuing Protection and No-Contact Orders to the State Police’s Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS) and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Indiana Pro Bono Commission Legal Service Providers a list of organizations that provide legal services to low income clients.