New division created for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault & human trafficking

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana’s Attorney General says it’s time to do more to help victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking.

He says the state’s constitution calls for it.

Thursday, Greg Zoeller announced the creation of the Victim Services and Outreach Division of his office.

The announcement came during a law conference at the IU McKinney School of Law.

The new division will offer additional training for victim advocates on issues like human trafficking.

The hope is that this will serve as a centralized resource to increase ties between advocates in all 92 counties.

“So this network that we hope to create is really an umbrella of all the providers, so that they can share among themselves a dialogue. We hope to have more interactions,” said Zoeller.

Zoeller went on to say that he hopes increased communication between victim advocates will provide help to those in need.

He was encouraged that the state legislature doubled funding this year to help with issues related to domestic violence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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