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Indiana's Lifeline Law provides legal amnesty from prosecution for underage drinking, and many related drinking offenses, for a person who calls or texts, or for persons assisting, to report a medical emergency, sexual assault or other crime.
Indiana Youth Services Association's Make Good Decisions Initiative and Senator Jim Merritt, author of Indiana's Lifeline Law, have partnered with Indiana's Text-to-911 services to increase public awareness about the ability to TEXT-to-911 in an emergency. The purpose of the partnership is to encourage young people to contact 911 for help when they find themselves or a friend in an emergency, especially those situations that may involved alcohol or a sexual assault, or if they witness another crime.
The statewide public education campaign will focus on high school and college students with digital messages delivered on mobile devices (cell phones, tablets, iPads, etc) with videos and graphics that contain information about Indiana's Lifeline Law, alcohol awareness and signs of alcohol poisoning, and to encourage young people to contact 911 - by phone call or text. The messages will show information about how Indiana's Lifeline Law works.
HOW IT WORKS
Indiana's Lifeline Law provides legal amnesty from prosecution for underage drinking, and many alcohol-related offenses for minors, for a person who TEXTS or calls 911, and for the person(s) assisting, to report a medical emergency, sexual assault or other crime.
Those who contact 911 via text-to-911 or calling must demonstrate that they are acting in good faith by completing ALL of the following three steps:
Indiana is leading the nation with innovative technology to better serve Hoosiers, and make it easier and safer for the public to contact 911 in an emergency.
Join the social media and mobile messaging campaign and help us build 'digital domes' over all of Indiana's college and high school campuses, and to educate students about the risks of alcohol poisoning, sexual assault and other crimes - and about the protections of Indiana's Lifeline Law for those who call or TEXT-to-911 in an emergency. Stay and Cooperate. Save a Life.
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