DA Introduces Bilingual Resources to Educate Community on Public Safety


Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701


For Immediate Release
November 11th, 2003
Contact: Jose Morfin: (714) 347-8415
Linda Le: (714) 347-8410

SANTA ANA – Members of the Hispanic and Vietnamese communities will now have access to new crime prevention resources in their native languages.

On Thursday, November 13th Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will unveil ten newly produced public service announcements and three brochures to leaders of the Hispanic and Vietnamese communities.  Topics for the public service announcements include Home Invasion Robbery, Consumer Fraud, Crime Prevention, Gangs and Child Abuse. The crime prevention brochures address Immigration Fraud, Home Invasion Robbery and Consumer Fraud.  All of the resources are available in Vietnamese, Spanish and English.

“We need to reach out and help people in all sectors of our community,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “These public service announcements are an excellent way for us to inform our residents about how to protect themselves from criminals.”

The creation of the new resources is part of the District Attorney’s ongoing effort to provide culturally relevant criminal justice information to Orange County’s immigrant communities. District Attorney Rackauckas formed the Government and Community Relations Unit shortly after taking office in 1999. The unit proceeded to form advisory commissions with leaders of the Hispanic and Vietnamese communities to address any and all concerns people may have about the legal system. A total of 60 members sit on the commissions and meet quarterly.  It was these two commissions that provided guidance in the producing of the public service announcements and brochures.

The event will occur at 12pm on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the District Attorney’s Office, 1st floor Library, 401 Civic Center Dr W, Santa Ana.