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Division of Victim Services

Division of Victim Services

Division of Victim Services

Division of Victim Services

The Division of Victim Services (DVS) provides a voice advocating for and responding to all victims of crime in Michigan. DVS funds community-based programs that provide services to Michigan crime victims, such as counseling, legal and medical advocacy, and emergency housing. DVS funds victim's rights advocates in prosecutors' offices statewide. In addition, DVS provides direct compensation to crime victims though Michigan Crime Victim Compensation and supports the statewide victim notification system (MI-VINE).

The Division also includes the governor-appointed Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission, the Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board, and the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking Commission.

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Boards & Commissions

The Division of Victim Services houses and provides staffing support to four governor-appointed Boards and Commissions.

Crime Victim Compensation

Compensation and SAFE applications and brochures; Phone numbers, checklist, Survivor Stories

Crime Victim's Rights

Assessment forms; MI-VINE; Guidelines for Prosecuting Attorney Programs; National Victim Notification Network


MI-VINE is a free, confidential 24-hour service that provides timely access to offender data for crime victims, their families, and the general public.

Help for Victims

Directory of Prosecutors and Victim Service Agencies by County

Victims of Crime Act - VOCA

Crime Victims Assistance Grant Program

SAFE Response

If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can get a forensic exam without being billed for it. A hospital, doctor or nurse cannot require a sexual assault victim to talk to the police in order to get a medical forensic examination.

Sexual Assault Healthcare Toolkit

Sexual Assault Healthcare Toolkit

Sexual Assault Hotline

Michigan's Sexual Assault Hotline

If you or a loved one has experienced a sexual assault, you may want to talk with someone. Michigan's Sexual Assault Hotline has trained advocates available to listen without judgment and offer support to you 24/7.

Michigan's Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or a loved one has experienced domestic violence, help is available for you. Michigan’s Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-866-VOICEDV – is a free and confidential resource for victims to call, text or chat. No matter the time – day or night – calls, texts, and chats are answered by trained advocates who can provide you with crisis support and connect you with counseling, services, and resources in your area.