Indiana's first lady Karen Pence is supporting Verizon’s HopeLine program, which distributes refurbished cell phones to domestic violence victims.
Domestic violence prevention advocates say a controversy over possible funding cuts illustrates a need for better communication and adherence to timelines.
Domestic violence shelters in Indiana are already receiving new funds from the state's Criminal Justice Institute.
Domestic violence prevention groups feared the state would reduce their funding by $1 million.
An email sent to domestic violence prevention agencies said a state board would vote on whether to cut $1 million in funding for their programs.
Officials hope a new policy will help prevent teen dating abuse and sexual harassment.
Law enforcement personnel say they don’t necessarily see an uptick in crime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in Indiana is 17.3 percent, compared to the national average of 10.5 percent.
Bloomington Latino Outreach Assistant Daniel Soto presented a plan Friday to combat domestic violence among Latinos.
The number of protection orders granted in Monroe County has increased. Officials say enforcement of these protective orders decreases domestic violence.