Welcome to the prosecutor's office

The Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions resulting from crimes committed within Allen County, Indiana. In addition, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney conducts criminal investigations, convenes and supervises Grand Jury proceedings, prosecutes traffic and other infraction violations of state law, and conducts juvenile adjudications and prosecutions.

The Child Support Division is required by Federal law to pursue child support cases for AFDC/TANF or Medicaid recipients. All parents, whether they are receiving these public benefits or not, are eligible to receive services through our office. Services provided include: establishing paternity, establishing and enforcing support orders, establishing and enforcing medical support orders, locating absent parents, review and modification of support orders and collecting current and past due child support.

The Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is the hub location for Adult Protective Services Unit #3 that serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana.  The APS division is responsible for conducting investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of endangered adults.

Karen e. Richards

Karen E. Richards began serving Allen County as Prosecutor in January, 2003.

recent updates

  • Did you receive a traffic ticket?
    See if you are eligible for our Infraction Deferral Program.
  • In 2015, the Allen County Prosecutor's Office helped to collect $39,127,857 in child support.