The number of protection orders granted in Monroe County has increased. Officials say enforcement of these protective orders decreases domestic violence.
Five experts discussed Protective Orders Thursday night in Bloomington.
Five experts to discuss Protective Orders Thursday night in Bloomington.
If it had not been reauthorized, many women's groups were worried facilities that help women and men facing the threat of domestic violence could be closed.
Indiana stands to get over $16 million to fund services and programs to assist victims of domestic violence.
The Violence Against Women Act provides $5.5 million to women's groups across the state.
An upgrade made to the domestic violence registry allows police officers and others to check whether there is a protective order against an abuser online.
The march from Dunn Meadow to the courthouse was part of a national movement known as Take Back The Night.
The "Hope Cards" prove a domestic violence victim has obtained a protective order.
Around 40 percent of women in Indiana are victims of rape or domestic violence.