Fort Wayne Police Dept. Victim Assistance

FWPD VA Unit recipient of the 2020 Crime Victims' Service Award!

We are excited to announce that our team was awarded a national award: The Crime Victims' Rights Award from the US Department of Justice Programs. We were 1 of 13 recipients from all over the country to receive an award and national recognition. We can not thank everyone enough who has supported us over the years! Check out our tribute video created by the U.S. Department of Justice Programs.

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The 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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Call us when YOU, YOUR CHILD,  a FRIEND or RELATIVE have been the victim of:
  • Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic
  • DUI (death or injury)
  • Homicide
  • Molest
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Other (includes suicide, threats, stalking, arson, fraud, property,
    elder abuse, etc.)
  • 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 the criminal justice system and & support through a trial, if there is  prosecution.

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



Organization Phone Other  Website
Amani Family Services/Crime Victim Care
Center for Nonviolence Crisis Line
Department 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
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center 260-423-2222
Women’s Bureau Rape Crisis Line
YWCA Women's Shelter (24 hour hot line) 260-447-7233 800-441-4073
YWCA 24 Hr Domestic Violence Crisis Line 800-441-4073
YWCA 24 Hr Sexual Assault Crisis Line 800-441-4073
Mayor's Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape, & Sexual Assault
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