District Attorney Promotes Hispanic Outreach Program

For Immediate Release
June 19th, 2001

Contact: Rocio G. Gonzalez (714) 235-0064

District Attorney Promotes Hispanic Outreach Program

SANTA ANA—District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will meet with the Santa Ana community and answer questions about the legal system.  The District Attorney’s Government & Community Relations Unit will sponsor a booth at the Fiestas Patrias along 4th St. in downtown Santa Ana.  District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will be at the booth Saturday Sept. 16, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to show his support for the Outreach Program.

The Community Outreach Program is designed to enhance public perceptions of the District Attorney’s Office, local government and law enforcement in general.  It educates the public on how to report crimes, assist in criminal investigations and cooperate in prosecutions resulting in a safer community to live and work.  Surveys will be available at the booth so that the needs of the community can be better assessed.

Other activities at the booth will include children fingerprinting sponsored by COMP USA, Fountain Valley, a prize wheel, free face painting and balloons.  Spanish and English pamphlets containing information about the different services available to the community will be provided.  Volunteers from high schools, police departments and the District Attorney’s Office will answer questions.

The Fiestas Patrias celebration will be open Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information call the District Attorney’s Office Government & Community Relations Unit at (714) 347-8414.