Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Sexual assault victims assistance fund. Defines the term "trauma informed sexual assault services". Requires the governor to appoint a member recommended by a sexual assault coalition recognized by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the sexual assault victim advocate standards and certification board. Renames the "sexual assault victims assistance account" as the "sexual assault victims assistance fund" (fund). Requires the victim services division (division) of the Indiana criminal justice institute to administer the fund. Requires the division to provide funding to: (1) establish and maintain rape crisis centers; (2) enhance services provided by existing rape crisis Sexual assault victims assistance fund. Defines the term "trauma informed sexual assault services". Requires the governor to appoint a member recommended by a sexual assault coalition recognized by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the sexual assault victim advocate standards and certification board. Renames the "sexual assault victims assistance account" as the "sexual assault victims assistance fund" (fund). Requires the victim services division (division) of the Indiana criminal justice institute to administer the fund. Requires the division to provide funding to: (1) establish and maintain rape crisis centers; (2) enhance services provided by existing rape crisis centers; and (3) develop, implement, and expand trauma informed sexual assault services. Allows the division to designate funds for program administration. Requires the division to seek direction from a statewide nonprofit sexual assault coalition designated by the CDC, if any exists, before making a distribution from the fund. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more