Date: May 1, 2015
OCDA TO HOST INFORMATION BOOTH AT CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE MEXICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is proud to participate in the 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday, May 3, 2015, starting at noon. This family festival will be held in downtown Santa Ana on 4th Street between Main Street and French Street.
The festival is held in honor of Mexican heritage and pride and will feature live music and performances, games, prizes, carnival rides, food, art and culture vendors, and exhibitors from local businesses, government, and law enforcement agencies. Each year, over 150,000 people attend the festival which is free and open to the public.
In order to encourage community participation in law enforcement and community awareness regarding public safety, the OCDA Government and Community Relations Unit will be hosting a booth at the festival. They will be speaking with visitors and handing out information in English and Spanish. The resource materials will contain information regarding victim/witness rights and resources, crime prevention, the importance of reporting crime, cooperating with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, the negative consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, identity theft, and domestic violence.