INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó 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 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 victimís 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
canít always find the multi-page court orders police need to see before they
can arrest the person violating the order.
The programís launch announced Tuesday is being funded with a $30,000
Verizon Wireless grant.