Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
PROPOSED MINUTES OF PACC MEETING
AUGUST 25, 2020 AT 9:00 a.m.
VIA ZOOM-Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-154
The Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council is a state agency that heads the Office of Prosecuting Attorney Coordination ~~~ an autonomous entity within the Department of Attorney General.
PACC’S CEO is the Executive Director, Cheri Bruinsma who is appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee. The Assistant Executive Director is Dianna Collins.
PACC is funded to provide services to Michigan's Prosecuting Attorneys, their assistants, and other office staff. PACC's services include:
Continuing Professional Education
PACC develops and conducts seminars throughout the year for all members of the prosecutors' staff, including secretaries and victim-witness personnel.
PACC also administers an annual grant from the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards to provide funds for prosecutors and their personnel to attend PACC training events and other professional educational opportunities.
PACC publishes a monthly newsletters: The Michigan Prosecutor, which keeps Michigan's prosecutors informed of the most recent legislative, judicial and technical changes affecting their duties. PACC also publishes CD's on various topics affecting a prosecutor's responsibilities.
Legal Research Assistance
PACC provides legal research assistance for Michigan's prosecutors.
Office Automation Services
PACC staff installs and upgrades an automated work-management systems in Michigan's prosecutors' offices. The product generates warrants, subpoenas, court schedules, victim's rights notices, statistics and managerial reports. PACC interfaces with MI-VINE (Michigan Victim Notification Everyday), a computerized system that notifies victims by telephones. PACC also interfaces with various district and circuit systems and State Police Criminal History.
Administration of Grant-Funded Services
PACC supervises and administers grant-funded services provided to Michigan prosecuting attorneys, including state-wide training for prosecutors and their staffs. These grants include Traffic Safety Training Services, Domestic Violence Training Services, Child Abuse Training Services and Victim Rights Training Services.
Coordination of Statewide Prosecution Activities
PACC was created in 1972 by the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Office Act (MCL 49.101, et seq; 1972 PA 203).