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Victim Services Program
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Victim Services Program (VSP) is designed to increase interaction between crime victims and law enforcement and reduce further trauma to victims.
Currently, there are Victim Advocates at the First District Headquarters serving the Lansing Post, the Third District Headquarters serving the Flint and Lapeer Posts, the Fifth District Headquarters serving the Paw Paw Post, and the Sixth District Headquarters serving the Grand Rapids post. Victims are referred to Victim Advocates by troopers handling cases. Due to staff limitation, Victim Advocates only work with victims of MSP cases.
Advocates provide trauma-informed, victim-centered criminal justice support, referrals to community services, and advocacy to those impacted by criminal circumstances; ensure the availability of consistent and comprehensive information to crime victims regarding the constitutional and statutory rights of crime victims; and build relationships with community members, colleagues, and other professionals in such a way as to promote mutual respect and public confidence.
If you have received services from a Victim Advocate, we'd love to gather feedback on your experience; please scan the QR Code below or complete the Victim Follow-Up Survey.
Crime Victim Compensation:
Crime Victim Compensation Brochure
Crime Victim Compensation Brochure - Spanish
Crime Victim Compensation Reference Guide
Crime Victim Compensation Application
Crime Victim Compensation Application - Spanish
Contact Information for Victim Advocates:
MSP First District Headquarters serving the Lansing Post
Ms. Jessica Espinoza
MSP First District serving the Brighton Post
Ms. Megan Calamita
MSP Fifth District Headquarters serving the Paw Paw Post
Ms. Morgan Gwilliams
MSP Sixth District Headquarters serving the Grand Rapids Post
Ms. Elena DeYoung