Finally in 2016, the Prosecutor’s Office was successful in obtaining a new grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for the Sex Crimes Deputy position to once again exclusively specialize in handling sexual assault and child sex abuse cases.
Thanks to this grant, the office is once again able to provide needed community leadership through partnerships such as the SART, SANE and Susie’s Place multi-disciplinary team.
Especially in a community with a major university, the issue of sexual assault is a constant source of public concern.
The Prosecutor’s Office continues to provide important community leadership to develop improved resources and partnerships to better address sex crimes.
History of the Sex Crimes Unit In 2009, the Prosecutor’s Office received a federal grant to establish the position of a Sex Crimes Deputy to exclusively specialize in handling sex crimes cases.