Agencies Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families in Fort Wayne

A study has addressed a previously unexamined question whether immigrant victims have a more difficult time than other victims in dealing with the police and the courts because of differences in language, expectations, and treatment by officials….(read)

Lawyers have had challenges working with immigrants and refugees especially when they can’t even understand their language, culture, laws (if any), practices etc. How then should lawyers effectively serve immigrants and refugees? (read)

It is difficulty to imagine becoming a victim of crime in a culture where you don’t know the language, don’t understand the law enforcement system leave alone the criminal justice system. Thank goodness here is a resource for you and others whom you might know are victims in the community (read)

Arm yourself with knowledge, and know that help is a click away with your fingertips. Below are links that can help you.


Fort Wayne and Indiana

Indiana Victim Assistance Network –

Indiana Legal Services/Indiana Justice Center –

Allen County –

Allen County’s Sheff’s Department –

Allen County’s Prosecutor’s Office –

Allen County Bar Association –

Volunteer Lawyer Program – (260) 407.0917; Monday through Friday 9 AM to 11:30 AM

Legal Line – (260) 423.2358; Tuesdays 5 PM to 7 PM


National-Level Companies and Organizations

ADT Aware Program –

United Way –

Get Answers, Get Connected –

First Call for Help –


Woman Empowerment

Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau –

Battered Mothers Custody Conference –

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project –

Violence Against Women –

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence –


Children and Family Aid

Megan’s Law –

Family Violence Prevention Fund –

Liz Notes –

Justice for Children –

Stop Family Violence –

NOW Foundation Family Law Resources –