Safe Passage Receives ICJI Grant to Further Enhance Victim Services

The grant funding will support Safe Passage’s Safe Place program.

INDIANAPOLIS – A local nonprofit has received a generous grant to improve victim support.

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) announced today that it has awarded more than $ 2 million in grants to 20 organizations across the state to help victims of sexual assault.

Safe Passage, Inc. received $ 134,139 locally.

“This funding is about ensuring that sexual assault survivors have meaningful access to services,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI executive director. “These grants will expand the Indiana support network and provide vital resources to those who need them most.”

Safe Passage applied for funding for their Safe Place program to help victims in their six-county service area. The Safe Place program includes the operation of a designated 24/7 Rape Crisis Line and a newly introduced iCarol Textline.

The line of text provides immediate crisis response, advocacy, case management, and ongoing support for victims of sexual assault.

Other services include filing protection orders, law enforcement reports, violent crime compensation claims, providing healing and support programs for individuals, groups and peers, and support groups for sexual assault survivors.

Since its inception in 1997, Safe Passage has helped more than 14,000 victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

For more information about their services, please visit Safe Passage Inc.- Safe Passage Inc.

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