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Billboards throughout County announce redeveloped prosecutor’s website

The Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office has placed new billboards throughout the county to announce new website.
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ELKHART — You may have seen a familiar face while driving around Elkhart County these last few days.

The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s office has placed new billboards throughout the county announcing their revamped website.

The billboards, located on heavily-traveled roads such as U.S. 33, W. Franklin St. and Benham Ave. display a photo of Curtis Hill, Elkhart County’s prosecuting attorney, along with a short message or phrase. The bottom of the billboards have the address to the website,

According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, the redeveloped website will provide information about criminal cases as they progress through the court system. People can easily access and download forms on child support enforcement. The website can also be used to provide tips on crimes, such as drug dealing, gang action or unsolved homicides, according to the press release.

The website provides links to 118 other websites that can offer help or information on the criminal justice system.

The prosecuting attorney’s office has created a Facebook page and a Twitter handle, in an effort to reach more people, and “realizing that there are a variety of ways in which the public stays informed and recognizing our obligation to adapt to those choices.”

Funds for the billboards announcing the website come from fees generated through the office’s Alternative Justice programs and their seized criminal assets and forfeiture fund.

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