POP is a student-directed project at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law designed to help victims of domestic abuse obtain civil protective orders from the court, with the goal of preventing further abuse, both by restraining the abuser and by empowering the victim.
Protective orders are an effective means of preventing domestic violence in most cases, because they enable the police to take action before violence occurs. POP utilizes the skills of law students, the advice and assistance of private volunteer attorneys, and the resources of Middle Way House, to serve victims of domestic violence in Monroe County.
If you are in an emergency situation and need immediate assistance, contact the Bloomington or Indiana University Police or the Monroe County Sheriff's Department by calling 911, or contact Middle Way House for crisis services at (812) 336-0846; see links to other services on our Contact POP page.
Our main office, located on the ground floor of the Law School, will be open Monday-Friday from noon to 1pm as well as 5pm to 7pm on Thursdays. The office will not be staffed during university breaks. Please feel free to email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 855-4800. Emails and voicemails are checked daily.