CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION & NOTIFICATION
MICHIGAN CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION:

Can You Receive Compensation:

Yes If You Are:
1.  A person who was physically injured as a direct result of a crime in Michigan
2.  A person who was physically injured while trying to help a crime victim
3.  A surviving spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister of a person who dies as a direct result
     of a crime                                                                   
4.  A Michigan resident injured in another state that doesn't pay compensation for a non-resident
5.  A Michigan resident injured outside the U.S. by an act of international terrorism                                                                           
What Kind Of Financial Help May Be Available?
Injury-related expenses that a person must legally pay and other eligible losses that can be proved with supporting papers 
and other evidence

For The Victim:

For The Survivor:
(A person must have at least $200 in out-of-pocket expenses or two continuous weeks loss of earnings or support. These 
limits are excused for retired or disabled persons and for emergency room medical exams for rape victims)

Limits On Payments:
1.  $25,000 is the maximum payment
2.  $350 a week is the maximum payment for lost earnings or support
3.  $5000 is the maximum funeral payment. This may include $500 for grief counseling for the spouse, children, parents, 
     or brothers & sisters of the person who died
4.  Grief counseling is now a separate benefit payment up to $500.00
6.  35 hours of psychological counseling, and up to $125.00 for a licensed psychologist or physician
7.  Crime Scene Clean-Up is covered up to $500

About Other Benefits:
Crime Victims Compensation always pays last. All other public funds and private insurance payments that a person is eligible 
for, or becomes eligible for, must be paid and reported to the program before compensation can be considered.

Important!!!
1.   A report must be made to police within 48 hours after the injury unless there was a good reason for a delay or the injured                  person is a child
2.  The victim must be willing to cooperate with the  police and the prosecutor
3.   A person cannot have committed or be an accomplice to the crime
4.   Inmates are not eligible
A claim will be rejected if the victim caused the injury or was doing something illegal and dangerous at the time of the injury.

How To Get An Application:
Applications are available from the Commission's office, County Prosecuting Attorneys, victim assistance agencies, 
State Police Posts and other agencies and care providers.  
Send the fully completed application to:
Crime Victim Services Commission
Capitol View Building
235 S. Grand Ave. 
Lansing MI  48909
Phone: 517-373-7373
Compensation - Victim-Only Toll Free Line:  877-251-7373
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71548_54783_54853_62613---,00.html

Directory of Prosecutors and Victim Service Agencies by County
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71548_54783_54853_54856-277574--,00.html

When Should You File Your Claim?
Claims for sexual assault should be filed within one year. A longer time to file a claim will be maybe allowed after a written 
request shows good reason.

What Do You Need To Send In?

What If Your Claim Is Turned Down?
You have 30 days to submit a written appeal write to us to disagree. You may ask for a review of the file or an evidentiary
hearing before the commission in Lansing.

Confidentiality
A person's papers and testimony before the commission are private. They may tell only whether a person's claim was 
approved or denied.  Any other information will only be released by a court order.

Who Pays?
Money to support this service is paid by criminal defendants convicted in Michigan's courts. The state also receives money
to help crime victims from criminal fines collected in federal courts.

PLEASE NOTE: If you were a victim of a crime prosecuted in Wayne County and believe a judge may have ordered restitution, 
the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has set up a phone line for inquiries. 
Call Director of Victim Services Karen Watts at 313-967-2332.  


MICHIGAN CRIME VICTIM NOTIFICATION NETWORK

Information:
For defendant or inmate custody status and court information, call 1-800-770-7657 and follow the automated prompts. 
You may also press "0" anytime during the call to speak to a representative. Callers use basic information, such as 
prisoner number, court events/custody and hearings.

Notification:
In addition, crime victims may choose to register for automated telephone notification when an offender has a change in custody status throughout the criminal justice process. Registration is confidential. The prosecuting attorney and the MI Dept. of Corrections will help crime victims register for notification. The only information required from you is a telephone number which is kept secure and confidential.

How Do You Register For Notification?
To receive network notification of change in court schedules, crime victims may register with their prosecuting attorney. 
To receive network notification of a change in custody status for offenders housed in state prisons, crime victims may register with the Michigan Department of Corrections.
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Anyone can register to receive network notification of change in custody status for offenders housed in county jails by 
calling 1-800-770-7657.  In all cases, registration is confidential. 

Michigan Department of Corrections Crime Victim Notification Unit
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119-1384-5494--,00.html

What Is A Pin?
If you choose to register for notification, you will receive a PIN (Personal Identification Number). The PIN is a four-digit number that you choose which will be kept secure and confidential. Select a number that is easy for you to remember 
and write it down. After you get a notification call from the network, enter your PIN using the touch-tone numbers on 
your telephone. That will let the network system know that you have received the message.

What If I Am Not Home Or My Phone Is Busy When I Receive Notification?
The network is designed to allow every opportunity for you to be notified. If there is no answer or the line is busy, calls 
will continue for a minimum of 24 hours. The network will leave a message on an  answering machine, but will continue 
to call for 24 hours or until the PIN is entered.

Can I Register More Than One Telephone Number With The Network?
Yes, but each registration must be done separately and requires a PIN.

How Does The Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network Enhance My Personal Safety?
This program is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to information and to assist you in preparing for an offender's release. It is important for you to protect yourself once you are notified of an offender's release.

Who Sponsors the Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network?
This is a free service of the MI. Dept. of Community Health, Crime Victim Services Commission,in partnership with the MI
Dept. of Corrections, Dept. of Attorney General, Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, Prosecuting Attorneys Assoc-
iation of MI and the MI Sheriff's Association.
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All costs are paid by assessments collected from convicted criminal defendants.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO HELP CRIME VICTIMS

Open Arms is a crime victim service agency that provides free grief and trauma counseling (individual and group) as well 
as advocacy (assisting with crime victim compensation applications, PPOs, Zoom hearings and connecting with community resources)  Phone: 313-369-5780.

Chaldean Community Foundation 
3601 15 Mile 
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
Phone: 586-722-7253
Website: https://www.chaldeanfoundation.org
Waad Murad Advocacy Fund: 
Memorial fund that offers a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes perpetuated against Chaldean business people. (Funded entirely through community donations).

ACCESS
Administrative Offices
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-7010
Website: https://www.accesscommunity.org/node/329
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center provides services 
and assistance to victims of crime. The program serves the S.E. Michigan community, including Wayne, Macomb and 
Oakland counties. The program helps clients with mental health recovery, healing and justice by providing counseling, psychiatric services, case management and legal advocacy. VOCA serves victims of domestic violence, child abuse, 
sexual abuse, rape, hate crimes, discrimination, robbery, assault, theft, burglary and survivors of homicide.
Program Services:
1.    Provide basic needs services such assisting with clothing, food, transportation and securing safe housing
2.    Psychological assessment and/or testing
3.    Crisis intervention
4.    Psychiatric help
5.    Individual, family, and group therapy
6.    Parent skills training
7.    Case management services and advocacy
8.    Referral and follow up
9.    Community education on victimization issues
10.  Legal support and advocacy
11.  Referral for medical services
Target Groups / Client Base:
Any victim of crime in the southeastern Michigan area

Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron  Suite 100
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-858-7800 (main office)
Website: https://www.centromulticultural.org
VICTIMS OF CRIME & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM:
We offer a culturally sensitive, Spanish language program to help victims of abuse. It provides individual advocacy-based counseling and a support group for victims of abuse in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, physical assault, 
hate crimes, bullying, teen dating violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
Some of the services provided at this time include:
1.  Support group Las Rosas – This is a support group for women who have been victims of abuse. It gives them an 
     opportunity to share their experiences and learn new skills and independence.
2.  Referrals to services at HAVEN and linkages with their shelter
3.  Interpretation and translation in accessing community resources
4.  Referrals to legal services when needed, especially those needing to apply for immigrant visas
5.  Assistance with applications for Victims of Crime 
     Compensation and education about their rights as victims of crime.

COMMON GROUND 
Resource and Crisis Center
1200 N. Telegraph  Bldg. #32E
Pontiac, MI  48341 
Phone:  248-451-2600
Website: https://commongroundhelps.org
Offers a variety of resources to crime victims such as support groups & counseling as well as a 24 hour shelter /transitional housing for youth. 

Sisters Against Abuse Society (SAAS) 
22340 W. Seven Mile 
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-693-9322   248-403-3100
Email: preventionsister22@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.saasinthecity.org
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Domestic Violence Department 
Phone: 248-525-3448
Email: bksaas@yahoo.com
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Sexual Assault Department
Phone: 248-525-3447
Email: dhsaas@yahoo.com
Assists victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence within the Black and African American Diaspora. Services include: Individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, direct services, clergy training, case management and multi-
disciplinary partnerships.  

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Phone: 248-528-1745    MADD National Victim Services 24 Hour Line: 877-623-3435
Services Provided: for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving: immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, informational support, virtual support group, court advocacy and accompaniment, referral to community resources, Crime
Victim Compensation assistance. 


MICHIGAN VICTIM ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Lakeshore Legal Aid   
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr.  Suite 363
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-443-8068   New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Website: https://lakeshorelegalaid.org 
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people who are low-income, 
seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
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Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters! Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal 
Aid has 14 locations across Southeast Michigan.

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan 
Phone: 313-244-8620
Provides free legal services to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual exploitation 
survivors. We provide PPO, custody, divorce and SSI for those who are disabled and under a doctor's care. We also prov-
ide weekly survivor led peer support workshops and mentoring for all survivors.

Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center
Phone: 313-561-3500
Website: https://wcdrc.org 
provides highly trained and experienced mediators and facilitators to help resolve conflicts. Our process can open the 
doors.

The Detroit Police Victim’s Assistance Program 
4707 St. Antoine   Suite M-167 
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-833-1660
Website: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/
police-department/victims-assistance
Sexual Assault:
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is available. The Victim’s Assistance Center provides FREE 
AND CONFIDENTIAL individual and group counseling. Our services are completely free of charge and Our staff of Licensed 
Social Workers are bound by State of Michigan, Board of Social Work requirements for confidentiality. Victim’s Assistance  
Center staff respond to sexual assaults reported to Detroit Police Sex Crimes and Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Domestic Violence:
Domestic Violence, also called “intimate partner abuse,” refers to physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse or 
control that takes place within an intimate relationship, including marriage. 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A CRIME!
Individual and Group counseling and support is available.
1.  Learn how domestic violence affects children 
2.  How to establish a safety plan 
3.  How to identify Domestic Violence warning signs, and much more
Homicide: 
The unlawful killing of one human by another, produces deep and bitter grief for the surviving loved ones or secondary victims.
Understand this, the Victim’s Assistance Center provides:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): Services
Provided: for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving: immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, inform-
ational support, virtual support group, court advocacy and accompaniment, referral to community resources, Crime Victim
Compensation assistance. Services are provided: in person, by zoom, over the phone, and through email.
Office Phone: 248-528-1745. 
MADD National Victim Services    24-Hour Help Line 877-623-3435

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 90249
Austin, TX  78709
Administrative Line: 737-225-3150
Phone: 800-799-7233   CRISIS LINE 
Website: https://www.thehotline.org
Every contact to The Hotline is personal. Some people who reach out to us identify as survivors of abuse, some as concerned friends or family members, some as abusive partners seeking to change themselves. While every contact is unique, our advo-cates are guided by The Hotline’s Consent and Ethics policy and will emphasize several key points throughout your conversation.
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Through the National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (NDDVH), a partnership with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), advocates are available 24/7 via TTY and live chat to help people affected by domestic violence who are Deaf or hard 
of hearing.
Need help now? Advocates who are Deaf themselves are available to answer your call 24/7 by: Video phone: 855-812-1001
Instant messenger: DeafHotline
Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org
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Free, confidential support services for Native American and Alaska Native survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence
are available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST through the Strong Hearts Native Helpline, a partnership with the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. 
Contacts made to Strong Hearts after hours will be provided with the option to connect with advocates from The Hotline.
Phone: 844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
3893 Okemos   Suite B-2
Okemos, MI  48864-4209
Phone: 517-347-7000
Website: https://mcedsv.org
OUR MISSION:
MCEDSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state’s survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in MI.   
OUR VISION:
MCEDSV is Michigan’s catalyst for creating empowered and transformed individuals, communities, and societies committed
to building a lasting legacy of equality, peace and social justice, where domestic and sexual violence no longer exists.

WSU Community Advocacy Project
Phone: 313-577-7969
Email: dr2019@wayne.edu Paula Callen 
An intensive 10-week program for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Trained CAP advocates focus on helping 
survivors find resilience, work on short-term goals while transferring skills that bolster the survivor's current competencies 
that inform their healing and recovery. CAP services are free. 


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