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PACT increases availability of advocacy services

Hoosier Hills PACT recently announced the increased availability of advocacy services in Harrison County for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and stalking.
Shelby Feder, the advocate in the PACT office at 300 N. Capitol Ave. in Corydon (Harrison County Court House), is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist victims with crisis intervention, case management, arrangement for safe shelter for victims and their children and ongoing support services. Advocacy related to assistance in filing petitions for orders of protection also is available, and follow up with the courts and law enforcement is provided. Plans are being made for a survivor’s support group as well.
Working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault is PACT’s focus, and this opportunity is being made possible because of planning and collaboration with Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk.
Feder previously provided services for victims of all crimes in Harrison County.
Schalk will hire a part-time victim assistant to work directly out of his office, providing the general victim services previously provided by Hoosier Hills PACT.
No appointments are required, but Feder can be reached at 812-738-1262.
PACT’s 24-hour toll-free Crisis Line is available at 1-888-883-1959.