“Understand your Rights” – 4/15/2016


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News release from Crime Victim Care of Allen County:

Prosecutor’s Office and Crime Victim Care host “Understand your Rights” event in multiple languages

(April 5, 2016) – The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and Crime Victim Care of Allen County announce the joined effort of promoting victims’ rights awareness by hosting “Understand Your Rights” event and community resource fair which will take place on Friday April 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Wunderkammer Company located at 3402 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807.

Each April, throughout the country is the annual observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) which promotes victims’ rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. In 2016, NCVRW will be observed April 10-16. The week is an observance of ways community members can serve victims, while building trust and restoring hope.

The Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Crime Victim Care of Allen County will take part by hosting a free event on April 15, 2016. Presenters from the Prosecutor’s Office and Crime Victim Care are scheduled to present information on Crime Victim Rights in multiple languages and several agencies will join in the community resource fair. The free event titled, “Understand Your Rights”, will provide attendees information in various languages and allow them opportunity to gather educational materials, and make connections to many of our local service providers assisting those in need in our community.


About Crime Victim Care of Allen County
Crime Victim Care of Allen County is a not for profit organization that provides services to immigrants and refugee families who experience brokenness due to violence, crime, mental health, addictions, child abuse, and neglect. Every year over 500 clients receive culturally appropriate services through the help of trained therapists, social workers, advocates, and interpreters.

For more information about Crime Victim Care of Allen County call 260-484-1414 or visit www.cvcin.org.

About Allen County Prosecuting Attorney
Karen E. Richards began serving Allen County as Prosecutor in January, 2003. The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Allen County, employing over 100 attorneys, paralegals, investigators, administrators, security and support staff. Thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases are filed and disposed from this office annually, while millions of dollars are collected each year in child support.

For more information about Allen County Prosecuting Attorney call 260-449-7641 or visit


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