Indy Legal Aid is pleased to announce that we have received a fourth two-year Victims of Crime Act grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) for our Legal Advocacy & Support for Underserved Victims program.
This grant will allow us to increase the availability of free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence to help them achieve safety and stability, and enhance their life skills. Indy Legal Aid will provide assistance in civil court proceedings and referrals to partner agencies providing mental health, housing, and other services.
While violence does not discriminate, low-income individuals may be disproportionately affected by domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse because they lack the knowledge and available resources to stop the violence and the legal help to extricate themselves from abusive situations.
"In the past year, we have seen an increase in the number of seniors and the disabled who are coming to us for assistance," said John Floreancig, Indy Legal Aid General Counsel and CEO. "We are extremely grateful for ICJI's continued support of our program."