The Victim’s Assistance program, established in 1981, 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.
Each year over 5,000 crime victims are served in our office through crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy. These services are at no cost to our clients and are provided around the clock through our on call paging system.
Our mission is to empower and address the needs of crime victims impacted by violence and abuse through advocacy and support.