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Victim Services Unit

The Victim Services Unit of the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office was established in April of 1989 when Prosecutor Tony Tague recognized a serious need for crime victim services in Muskegon County. Evolving through the years from a small group of volunteers to a staff of three full-time Victim Advocates, one clerk and as many as six volunteers, the Victim-Witness Unit provides a number of diverse services to the victims of crime.

Victim Advocates strive to intervene and assist citizens from the point of their victimization through the conviction and sentencing of the offender. At the point of initial contact, the needs of a victim are immediately assessed. The Victim Advocate then determines whether emotional guidance, support or medical services are needed. Services provided by the Victim-Witness Unit may include any or all of the following: in-person crisis intervention, follow-up contact, case status updates, criminal justice support and advocacy, courtroom orientation, assistance in obtaining restitution or return of personal property, assistance with preparing oral and written impact statements, personal protection orders and completion of Crime Victim Compensation forms for payment of medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages.

In addition to volunteers and interns, the Victim Services Unit of the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office is staffed by a full time supervisor and Victim Advocate, a full time Domestic Violence Specialist, a full time Juvenile Court Advocate, and a part-time Vulnerable Victim Specialist. Should you find you are in need of their assistance, please contact them at the telephone numbers or email address listed below.

We are proud of the accomplishments of the Victim Services Unit. Since the formation of the Unit in 1989, our Victim Advocates have assisted thousands of crime victims and their families and insured the protection of their rights.

Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office,
Victim- Witness Unit
Fifth Floor-Hall of Justice
990 Terrace
Muskegon, MI 49442
Victim- Witness Unit Main Number: 231-724-6676

Lynn M. Meeuwenberg, Victim Services Supervisor

email:  meeuwenbergly@co.muskegon.mi.us

231-724-6870
Alison Schindlbeck, Domesitc Violence Specialist
email: schindlbeckal@co.muskegon.mi.us
231-724-4465

Linda Campbell, Court Advocate
email: campbellli@co.muskegon.mi.us

231-724-6576

Mary Patton, Court Advocate, Vulnerable Victim Specialist
email: pattonma@co.muskegon.mi.us

231-724-6469

Jennifer Christman, Court Advocate

email:  christmanje@co.muskegon.mi.us 

231-724-6676

      

 

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About Crime Victim Compensation
Crime Victim Compensation Brochure (PDF Format)
Crime Victim Compensation Application (PDF Format)


 
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