Helping victims navigate and overcome the physical and emotional effects caused by violent crimes.

About the Campaign


The Hope and Help campaign, organized by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), is a promotional effort designed to inform the victims of violent crimes of their rights and the resources available to them.

One of the goals of the campaign is to raise awareness about the Indiana Victim Compensation Program, which is managed by ICJI and federally funded. Through the program, qualifying victims and, in some cases, their dependents, may be reimbursed for certain costs incurred as a result of a bodily injury from a violent crime.

Learn more about ICJI’s Violent Crime Victim Compensation Program.

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

About the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is a state planning agency for matters concerning criminal justice, juvenile justice, public safety and victim services. Through our Victim Services Division, we administer funding to programs that provide direct services to the victims of crime. To achieve this, ICJI coordinates with local, state and federal organizations to develop and deliver recovery services to eligible Hoosiers.

ICJI also works toward identifying and developing new methods for the prevention and reduction of crime. This is done by funding and supporting research, compiling and analyzing crime data and disseminating valuable information to key stakeholders, including local, regional and state leaders. ICJI also awards grant funding to other organizations working to combat certain crimes, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, identity fraud, human trafficking and elder abuse.

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