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Legal Options and Rights

Learning about your rights and legal options can help you make decisions about reporting the assault, seeking a protection order, or accessing accommodations at your school or place of employment.  Michigan law gives victims’ rights, access to information and other resources. You can choose whether you talk to the police or seek other protections.  Some victims say that participating in the criminal process helped them regain a sense of safety and control.

Reporting to Police

Reporting to Children’s Protective Services

Other Options for Students, Title IX

Options for Military Personnel and Veterans

Personal Protection Orders

Victim Rights in Michigan

Victim Rights to Evidence Kit Testing Information

Victim Notification and Sex Offender Registry

Victim Compensation