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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Crime Victim Services Commission

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Karen Hall, of Roseville, and Brian Mackie, of Ann Arbor, to the Crime Victim Services Commission.

The Commission oversees the Crime Victim Compensation Program, which helps pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses, grief counseling, lost earnings, funeral bills, and crime scene cleanup to eligible crime victims who may have suffered a physical injury. The commission also manages certain state and federal victim assistance grants.

"I am confident that Brian and Karen will work hard to ensure that Michigan crime survivors are given timely, effective and compassionate assistance and guidance they need and deserve," Snyder said.

Hall is the director of victim services for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.  She has worked with the prosecutor’s office since 1999 in various capacities and previously served as a domestic violence counselor with the Detroit Police Department/Rape Counseling Center. Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in family life education from Spring Arbor College and a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. She represents community based victim advocates and Democrats and replaces Emily McIntyre. 

Mackie is currently the prosecuting attorney of Washtenaw County. He previously served as assistant counsel at the Attorney Grievance Commission of Michigan, as the assistant prosecuting attorney in Washtenaw County, and in private practice concentrating in criminal defense. Mackie earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Eastern Michigan University and a law degree from Wayne State University. He represents county prosecuting attorneys and Democrats and replaces Brian Peppler.  

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Sept. 27, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.