Thank you to all who donated to, attended and supported our 10th Annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Fundraising Barbecue. Your generosity once again made our event a huge success! Approximately 400 people attended and over $10,500 was raised for the District Attorney's Emergency Services Fund. This fund pays for emergency needs not met by other community agencies such as lock changes, groceries, rent assistance, tow costs, new shoes, phone replacement and travel to court.

In 2015 the Washington County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program served 14,160 victims, made 73,244 contacts with victims, had volunteers and interns donate 3,422 volunteer hours to serve crime victims and provided over $6,000 of emergency assistance for victims.

Guest "Grill Masters" braved the smoke and rain and successfully kept the lines moving and the crowd well fed.

From left to right, David Bellwood (Community Corrections) grilled burgers, Bob Grover (Pacific Landscape Management) donated his “monster grill” and cooked more burgers and Sheriff Pat Garrett arrived to lend a hand.

Juvenile Department Director Lynne Schroeder, Judge Charlie Bailey and Community Corrections Department Director Steve Berger also took their turns at the grill.

The event was well attended.

The serving lines were busy as our guests were served a lunch of burgers, chips, cookies and a soda or water.

As in the past, the raffle “baskets” were a big hit! Congratulations to the winners who left with amazing items!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to honor Washington County crime victims. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next April!

April 15, 2016