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Community Outreach

The District Attorney’s Office is devoted to keeping Luzerne County a safe place to live, work and raise a family.  A considerable amount of resources go to addressing the challenges that violent crime and gang violence present to local government, law enforcement and citizens.  It is the continued commitment of our communities that help make law enforcement efforts so successful.  Trainings and educational seminars have been developed to educate the public on how to become active in the fight to regain control of our neighborhoods. 

The District Attorney’s Office is aware of the many issues that undermine the safety and security of Luzerne County residence.  It is through the joint efforts of state, county and local townships and municipalities and the eyes and ears of our neighborhood crime watch groups that will help curtail the crime and drug activity within Luzerne County.

TIPS: For tips on how to prevent crime and keep your family safe, please see links to the right.  They include:

  • Back to School Student Safety
  • Cyber Safety for Kids Online
  • Family Watchdog Link
  • Home Security Checklist
  • Neighborhood Crime Watch 
  • Refrigerator Card
  • Telemarketing Fraud

Programs designed exclusively for Schools (administrators, teachers, parents, etc.) include:

  1. Juvenile Justice System
  2. Gang Awareness
  3. Bullying/Cyber-Bullying
  4. Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (Certified Instructor)
  5. Internet Safety
  6. Alcohol Abuse/Underage Drinking
  7. Sexting/Danger of Social Media Sites
  8. Pre-Prom Programs
  9. True Consequences (life as a prisoner) Program

Programs designed exclusively for the General Public include:

  1. Criminal Justice System
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Gang Awareness
  4. Elder Abuse Awareness
  5. Telemarketing Fraud/Mail Fraud

To request a public presentation in your area, please call (570) 825-1714.


September 27, 2012 – Law Enforcement Panel to Address Gang-Related Activity in Luzerne County


February 8, 2013 – District Attorney Salavantis Revives the Luzerne County Crime Watch Coalition


March 11, 2013 – District Attorney Salavantis Participated in a Crime Panel Hosted by WYLN to Address Issues in Southern Luzerne County Communities


April 2, 2013 – District Attorney Along with Community Leaders Gather for Summit on Crime


April 11, 2013 – Luzerne County Detective Lt. Lynch Presents to Luzerne County Crime Watch Coalition on Gang Awareness


Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition


Community Service Division
Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office
200 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

(570) 825-1674 or (570) 706-8431
Email: Charles Balogh

Last Updated: 06/17/13 15:54:21
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