Victim advocates in civil proceedings.

Authors: Senator Vaneta Becker, Senator R Michael Young

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator Michael Delph, Senator Brent Steele, Senator Joseph Zakas, Senator Lindel Hume

Sponsors: Representative Rebecca Kubacki

Co-Sponsors: Representative Linda Lawson

Digest

Removes restrictions on grants from the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute for certain entities to enter into a contract with the domestic violence prevention and treatment council. Provides that a court may allow a victim advocate to attend a civil proceeding and confer with a victim as necessary. Specifies that a victim advocate is not considered to be practicing law when performing certain services.