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Your Legal Rights

Michigan state law requires that the law enforcement officer responding to your case provide you with this information if you have been a victim of:

If emergency medical aid is necessary, it may be obtained at University Health Service 734-763-4511, U-M Health System Emergency Room 734-936-6666, or St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room 734-572-3000. Transportation is available through Huron Valley Ambulance by dialing 911 or 734-971-3015.

Other available resources include:
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP): 734-936-8660
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 734-764-8312
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center: (SAPAC) 734-936-3333

Information regarding victim/witness assistance is available 24 hours a day by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131.

Victims' compensation benefits may be available under certain conditions. To apply or if you have questions contact:

Crime Victim's Compensation Board
P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48193
Phone: Lansing, 517-373-7373

Information pertaining to victim's rights may be obtained by contacting the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:

Prosecutor
C/o Washtenaw County Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: 734-222-6664

If you would like to know the status of your case, be notified of an arrest in your case or the release of the person arrested, or both, you should contact the Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131 and inform them.

You may obtain a copy of the police incident report for your case by contacting the UM Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131. The domestic violence shelter program and other resources in the area are listed below. Information about emergency shelter, counseling services and legal rights of domestic violence victims is available from these resources.

SAFE House 734-995-5444
U-M Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) 734-936-3333
U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (students) 734-764-8312
U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) 734-936-8660
Ozone House (youth and families) 734-662-2222
UM Health System Emergency Room 734-936-6666
St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room 734-572-3000
Personal Protection Order Assistance 734-222-3381

Your legal rights include the right to go to court requesting a personal protection order to protect you or other members of your household from domestic abuse that could include the following:

Your legal rights also include the right to go to court and file a motion for an order to show cause and a hearing if the abuser is violating or has violated a personal protection order and has not been arrested.