Resources for Law Enforcement for implementation of SB 146

IC 35-40.5-7-1

Duty of law enforcement to inform victim of rights

Sec. 1. (a) Upon initial interaction with a victim, a law enforcement officer or provider shall provide the victim with a document developed by the state sexual assault response team that explains the rights of victims.


Lake County SART recommends Law Enforcement inform a Sex Crime Victim of their right to Advocacy upon initial interaction.  


Printed copies of the brochure for all LE agencies in Lake County have been secured.

Contact Fair Haven RCC for materials. 

PH: 219-961-4357

E: (put material request in subject line)


These resources are collected from different areas to provide Law Enforcement with the additional information in order to coordinate their response to Victims of sex crimes.

IACP FAQ Connecting Victims to Compensation
Question #6 addresses the importance to LE conecting victims to advocacy services.
IACP FAQ Connecting Vcitims with Compens[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [510.8 KB]
NY Pocket Guide for Police Response to SA
On Page two it specifically addressing LE to contact Rape Crisis Center Advocates upon initial interaction with the victim.
Pocket Guide for Police Response to Sexu[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [310.2 KB]
Texas Victim Rights Article
Texas outlined in law and effective 1.1.21 when victims are to be informed of their rights by LE,
Texas Articile effective 1.1.21.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.0 KB]
Office of Victims of Crime First Response Guidebook for LE
On page 3 they discuss informing victims of the community rape crisis center.
OVC_2010firstresponseguidebook .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

Get in Touch

Lake County Prosecutor's Office

2293 North Main Street

Crown Point, IN 46307

(219) 755-3720

2645 Ridge Road

Highland, IN 46322

O: (219) 961-4357

24/HR Crisis Line: (219) 218-2552


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