Dana Nessel, Michigan’s 54th Attorney General, began her legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. For more than a decade, she was assigned to a number of elite units within the office and handled some of Wayne County’s most difficult cases in the Child & Family Abuse Bureau, Police Conduct Review Team, and Auto Theft Unit. Nessel was specially assigned to try homicide, arson, criminal sexual conduct and gang-related conspiracy cases, among many others.
In Michigan, unpaid child support continues to be a major socio-economic problem with more than $6.3 billion in support owed. Investigators in the Attorney General’s Child Support Division identify parents throughout the State who have the ability to pay support to their children but refuse to do so.
The Charitable Trust Section functions for Michigan citizens as a repository of financial and other information about charities they may want to support.
At any one time there are more than 8,000 charities registered with the Attorney General's Charitable Trust Section. Most charities soliciting contributions in Michigan are required to register with the Charitable Trust Section.
One of the goals of the Attorney General is to help educate the public and to assist them in making wise choices about what charities to support.