Ind. launches card for domestic violence victims

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana officials are launching a statewide program to provide abuse victims with wallet-sized cards intended to help police take faster action against abusers who violate court orders.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEL'-ur) says the new Hope Cards will contain details of the protective or restraining orders obtained by victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The cards will include the victim's information and the name, photo and description of the person covered by the court order.

Zoeller says in crisis situations abuse victims who are most often women can't always find the multi-page court orders police need to see before they can arrest the person violating the order.

The program's launch announced Tuesday is being funded with a $30,000 Verizon Wireless grant.


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