FWPDVA LogoSquareThe Victim Assistance (VA) program of FWPD was established in 1981. The program provides comprehensive crime victim services to the City of Fort Wayne and surrounding communities. Advocates and volunteers passionately work to provide information to crime victims to reduce re-victimization as victims navigate through the criminal justice system. Primary and secondary crime victims receive direct services to help stabilize their lives and meet their immediate needs. The outreach program initiates contact to inform victims about available services and their rights as crime victims and survivors. Victim’s Assistance collaborates with a number of community and state agencies to provide training, community events and projects developed to address the emotional, physical, financial, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of crime victims.

 To contact Victim Assistance, please call 260-427-1205. Please visit the Victim Assistance Facebook page for event info and updates.

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

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 TYPES OF CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE HANDLES:

Child abuse        Robbery
Assault               DUI (death or injury)
Molest                Other (includes suicide, threats, stalking, arson, fraud, property, elder abuse, etc.)
Homicide             
Domestic             
Sexual Assault 

 

A Victim Advocate will...

  • ...Evaluate the physical and emotional trauma suffered by victims as a result of a criminal act.
  • ...Counsel and refer the victim to the appropriate community and/or private resources as needed.
  • ...Guide and assist victims in dealing with the criminal justice system and offer support through a  
       trial, if there is prosecution.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEED A PROTECTIVE ORDER?

A petition for a protective order from the Allen County Superior Court at the Small Claims' Clerk's Office, 1st floor, 1 West Superior Street.
Petitions for protective orders should be filed in the Clerk's Office during the following hours:

 Monday   8:00 am- 11:15 am & 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
 Tuesday   8:00 am- 11:15 am & 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
 Wednesday   8:00 am- 11:15 am & 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
 Thursday   8:00 am- 11:15 am & 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
 Friday   8:00 am- 11:15 am & 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm

 

LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL HELPLINES

Organization Phone Other  Website
Amani Family Services 260-484-1414   www.amanifamilyservices.org
Center for Nonviolence Crisis Line
800-799-7233 www.centerfornv.org
Crime Victim Care 260-484-1414    
Dept. of Children's Services Hotline 800-800-5556 260-458-6100
First Call for HELP (211) 260-744-0700    
Indiana Legal Services 260-424-9155    
Ft. Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center 260-423-2222 www.fwsatc.org
Women’s Bureau Rape Crisis Line
260-426-7273 www.womensbureau.org
YWCA Women's Shelter (24 hour hot line) 260-447-7233 800-441-4073  
YWCA 24 Hr Domestic Violence Crisis Line 800-441-4073   www.ywcanein.com
YWCA 24 Hr Sexual Assault Crisis Line 800-441-4073   www.ywcanein.com
Mayor's Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape, & Sexual Assault     www.cityoffortwayne.org/mc-home.html
National Alliance on Mental Illness 800-950-6264    
National Hotline for Crime Victims 855-484-2846    
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 800-787-3224  
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 800-799-4889  
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474 866-331-8453