Special Units & Divisions

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office maintains several special units and divisions. 

The Crimes Against Women & Children Unit is part of a sweeping “vertical prosecution” change instituted by Prosecutor Nick Hermann in order to protect Vanderburgh County’s most vulnerable citizens.

The Juvenile Court Division advocates for the rights of victims while also insuring that the interest of the youthful offender are served.

The Major Drugs Unit focuses upon the immediate investigation, charging, preparation, and trial of major drug trafficking and possession cases. The Unit also is responsible for forfeitures/seizures of property and weapons.

The Major Felonies Unit provides 24-hour legal assistance upon request to law enforcement agencies investigating homicides or other complex cases. The deputy on duty assists with legal issues that arise during the investigation as well.

The Child Support Enforcement Division is designed to assist custodial parents in the collection of child support from delinquent parents. Great strides are taken to ensure that children are receiving the support they need in order to thrive.

The Investigation Division works both independently and with other law enforcement agencies to gather supplementary information and evidence in criminal investigations.

The Adult Protective Services unit was established to investigate reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation and to assist in obtaining services for endangered adults. Click here for a definition of “endangered adult” as defined by Ind. Code 12-10-3-2.