In recent months, there has been conversation in our State regarding public safety, violent crime and the prison population. Whenever such dialogue occurs, it is critical that basic facts be available to all citizens and other stakeholders engaged in the conversation. In an effort to facilitate this discussion, Michigan Prosecutors ask you to review the Michigan Prisoners, Violent Crime and Public Safety:  A Prosecutor's Report.

This Fall the Michigan Legislature will tackle a variety of issues, including:

  • Road funding proposals 
  • Criminal Justice Policy Commission & Corrections reform 
  • Juvenile Justice Issues 
  • Marijuana dispensaries 

Focusing on corrections policy reform, PAAM has been providing facts and background to the legislature as they consider various proposals, including: ...


Mike Wendling, PAAM President
Welcome to the website of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan!  As President of PAAM, I would like to invite you to explore the valuable information available on matters of public safety which concern all citizens of our great State.   MORE

Crime Victim Information

Anatomy of a Criminal Case

The steps taken during the course of a criminal case can be confusing.  The following summary will explain how a case generally progresses through Michigan's criminal justice system. Specific procedures may be - MORE