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PNS Daily Newscast - July 28, 2017 


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Public News Service - IN: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Research shows victims of human trafficking don't always look the way Hollywood portrays them, which makes it harder to spot this crime or its perpetrators. (Michael Carter)<br /><br /><br /><br />

INDIANAPOLIS – As its first year draws to an end, the Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program is crunching numbers to determine what needs more focus in 2017. Robin Donaldson, CEO of the Indiana Youth Services Association, says her organization worked with 168 young people who have bee

Immigrant women face many barriers to leaving an abuse relationship. Credit: Kamuelaboy/Morgufile

INDIANAPOLIS – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while escaping a domestic violence situation is not easy for victims, immigrant survivors of abuse face especially difficult challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every minute in the U.S. abou

Placement with a relative can minimize trauma for foster children. Credit: kamuelaboy/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - While there is always a need for foster parents in Indiana, state officials say the need is especially great this year. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services there are over 18,000 children in the state's care, about four thousand more than at this time last year. Spo

PHOTO: Court Appointed Special Advocates in Indiana advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children whose families are involved with the child welfare system. Photo credit: Stephan Hochhaus.

INDIANAPOLIS - Special volunteers in Indiana are helping to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. The Indiana Supreme Court's state director and court-appointed special advocate Leslie Dunn says there are thousands in the child welfare system who go to court alone with no

PHOTO: Efforts in Indiana and around the nation have intensified to help victims of human trafficking and catch offenders. Photo credit: Bret Jordan/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Human trafficking is often a hidden crime, but it is one of the fastest growing in Indiana and around the nation. Some 27 million people around the globe are said to be victims, forced to work at manual labor or in the sex industry. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says

PHOTO: During Domestic Violence Awarness Month, Indiana parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments. But that's not the case for all Indiana teenagers. Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated

PHOTO: Those who work to prevent sexual assault in Indiana say they are disappointed that Gov. Mike Pence has chosen not to comply with federal standards to prevent prison rape. Photo credit: Kevin Connors/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Concerns are being raised about Gov. Mike Pence's refusal to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. Indiana's governor has told U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that meeting the federal mandate isn't feasible because the standards are too expensive to enforce. But Chri

PHOTO: Sexual violence is a growing problem in Indiana; the state leads the nation in numbers of sexual assaults against teens. Photo by: Anita Peppers.

INDIANAPOLIS - More than one woman in five in Indiana is a rape victim, and more than two in five have been sexually assaulted. Despite the alarming numbers, getting help in recovery can be difficult. According to Anita Carpenter, who heads the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, in nearly hal

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