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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.