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Crime Victim Services Commission

A division within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Crime Victim Services Commission (CVSC) provides reimbursement expenses on innocent crime victims who suffer a physical injury.  CVSC is the state agency charged with overseeing a wide range of funding and services for victims of crime. Its goal is to promote services and supports that protect and enhance the health, safety, dignity, and rights of victims of crime across the state of Michigan.
The Commission consists of 5 members, of whom not more than 3 should be from the same political party. Each member is appointed by the Governor and serves a 3 year term.  Commission members are composed of a practicing attorney, a county prosecutor, a law enforcement officer, a member of the medical profession and a community-based victim advocate.  Members are appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate.



Contact Information

Jeanie Cox
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (517) 241-0413
Victims Only Toll-Free Number: 1 (877) 251-7373
Fax: (517) 373-2439


Current Members

William Fales (R), Kalamazoo
Represents medical professionals
Term expires 9/27/20
Victor Fitz (R), Cassopolis
Represents members admitted to practice law in this state not less than 5 years immediately practicing his or her appointment
Term expires 9/27/20
Karen Gray Sheffield (D), Detroit
Represents community-based vicim advocates
Term expires 9/27/21
Brian Mackie (D), Ann Arbor - Chair
Represents county prosecuting attorneys
Term expires 9/27/21
Robin Hornbuckle (D), Detroit
Represents peace officers
Term expires 9/27/22