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Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig
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Multi-Cultural
Community Council
Multicultural Community Council's Justice Leadership Award Winners

The mission of the Yolo County’s Multi-Cultural Community Council is to enrich understanding of Yolo County’s diverse population and to celebrate how cultural knowledge expands our ability to appreciate differences.  The Multi-Cultural Community Council is made up of individuals from throughout Yolo County.  The MCCC is led by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, along with MCCC Chairperson Carlos Matos.  The MCCC acts as an advisory group to Reisig.  

The awards luncheon is focused on recognizing individuals or organizations who promote multi-cultural relationships, acceptance and peace; forge diverse coalitions to assure ongoing community dialogue related to cultural awareness, the criminal justice system, and public safety; and ensure multi-cultural community participation in educational and informational programs related to accessing, understanding and providing input to the criminal justice system.

Pictured above, clockwise from the top are: Sonny Ali, Human Services category; Marilyn Hays, Community Member category; DPD Chief Darren Pytel, Administration of Justice category; Khalid Saeed, Community Member category; and Rev. Will Norman, Faith Based Communities category.  Not pictured were: Sana Abdussamed, Public Schools category; and Ernie Bernstein, Faith Based Communities category.  

The Daily Democrat was on hand at the event.  Their article can be read here:
 http://www.dailydemocrat.com/events/20160915/diverse-perspectives-shared-at-yolo-county-ceremony

Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  Domestic violence is a serious social problem and dangerous crime that affects millions of individuals across the United States of America regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, or education.

One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.  Though it is not as common, men are also victimized as a result of domestic violence.

The goal of DVAM is to educate the public to speak out against domestic violence because the issue will continue until society stands up against abusive behavior.  The Yolo County District Attorney's Office will continue to vigorously prosecute domestic violence offenders who commit these life altering crimes, and our Victim Services Division will continue to help domestic violence survivors by providing advocacy, court accompaniment and many other needed services.

You can listen to our  Domestic Violence Awareness Month Podcast here: 

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/YoloCoDistrictAttorney/videos/vb.98288379927/10154787735559928/?type=3&theater
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoloDA/status/783707069580914689
 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujUndiIR5mQ

Yolo County Board of Supervisors presenting the 2015 resolution proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to a Domestic Violence survivor.  Supporting her are District Attorney Jeff Reisig as well as members of the Victim Services Division.
***  Fraud Alert ***
Debt Collection Scam Alert
Debt Collector Scam Alert

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig is warning residents to be wary of fraudulent telephone calls from people posing as debt collection agents. These scammers state that you have a warrant for your arrest issued by a local law enforcement agency because of an unpaid debt from your past. The scammers say that unless the debt is paid immediately, you will be arrested. These so-called debt collection agents sound very official and the scam is very well executed. Concerned Yolo County citizens have recently contacted the District Attorney’s Fraud Unit to report being contacted by these scammers.

To read the whole press release click herehttp://yoloda.org/fraud-alert-4/

New Faces

The Yolo County District Attorney welcomed our new Innovation and Technology Manager, Will Ferrier.  We are excited to continue our forward movement utilizing data and technology to maximize our limited resources. (Pictured in the top photo.)

We also had a swearing in ceremony celebrating Investigator Dave Marshall's promotion to Lieutenant  in the General Criminal Division; and welcoming Jessica Wong, who accepted a permanent position as a Legal Process Clerk in our Victim Services Division.  (Pictured in the bottom photo.)

We welcome each of them into their new positions and wish them well in their futures.

UPCOMING EVENTS
The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, along with the City of Woodland, is hosting the 2016 Yolo County Senior Resource and Crime Prevention Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to come and interact with local law enforcement.  You will be educated about fraud awareness and there will be a variety of resources available specifically for seniors. Free flu shots, free hearing tests, free continental breakfast and free onsite document shredding will all be provided. We hope to see you there!
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