Yolo DA Sponsors Senior Crime Prevention Fair

Information and resources were provided to seniors

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - October 18, 2016 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announces the success of the 9th Annual Yolo County Senior Resource & Crime Prevention Fair. On Thursday, October 13 from 9am to 12pm, Yolo County Seniors attended this large-scale event which was held at the Woodland Community Center, 2001 East Street, in Woodland.

Over 200 seniors attended this resource fair and were give valuable resource and crime prevention information. There were 75 agencies and vendors on hand to distribute this information about resources and services available to seniors in Yolo County, including all of the police departments in Yolo County as well as Legal Services, In-Home Healthcare and Assisted Living. The panel speaker series included Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza; Commissioner of the California Bureau of Real Estate, Wayne Bell; California Statewide Law Enforcement Association’s Kenny Ehrman; and Jose Barajas from the Contractors State License Board. These speakers provided information about how to avoid becoming a victim of crime in their respective areas.

At this year’s event many of the seniors received flu shot vaccinations from the Yolo County Health Department. Over 100 seniors participated in the document shredding service which was onsite. There was a free raffle for the seniors that offered many cash prizes, gift baskets, and two document shredders to safely dispose of personal documents. Connor Lynn, a Senior Fair attendee, stated "The service I received there was amazing and the staff was very friendly. The information at the tables was very valuable. It was 100% a great experience."

District Attorney Jeff Reisig stated “We are committed to community outreach efforts that increase awareness to help prevent fraud-related crimes that affect our seniors.”

For more information please contact Kevin Clark at (530) 666-8416 or kevin.clark@yolocounty.org. A Bilingual Spanish Representative Available at (530) 666-8416.