Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
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.
The most recent PACC Meeting Minutes can be found here: PACC Minutes
PACC provides services to Michigan’s Prosecuting Attorneys, their assistants and support staff, the Office of Michigan Attorney General, and United States Attorney personnel in Michigan.
PACC’s services include:
Continuing Professional Education
- PACC develops and conducts trainings throughout the year for all members of the prosecutors’ staff, including support staff and victim-witness personnel.
- PACC’s yearly trainings include:
- Mid-Winter Conference
- Establishment of Support Conference
- Professional Staff Development Conference
- New Prosecutor Basic Training
- Office Managers Conference
- Appellate Specialists Conference
- PACC publishes a monthly newsletter: The Michigan Prosecutor, which keeps Michigan’s prosecutors informed of the most recent legislative, judicial and technical changes affecting their duties. In addition, PACC provides the Prosecutor’s Courtroom Manual and the Electronic Warrant Manual. The Prosecutor’s Courtroom Manual assists prosecutors with quick access to legal analysis, and the Electronic Warrant Manual ensures uniform charging language throughout the state.
Legal Research Assistance
- PACC provides legal research assistance for Michigan’s prosecutors.
Automated Work-Management Systems
- PACC staff support automated work-management systems in Michigan’s prosecutors’ offices. These products generate 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 communicates important case information to victims. PACC also interfaces with various district and circuit court systems and the Michigan State Police criminal history systems.
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 staff. These grants include Child Abuse Training Services, Elder Justice and At-Risk Adults Project, Traffic Safety Training Program, Violence Against Women Project, Victim Services Training Unit, and Child Abuse Prosecution Resources Unit.
PACC was created in 1972 by the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Office Act (MCL 49.101, et seq; 1972 PA 203).