Public Safety

IThe Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) prepared this report as part of our ongoing effort to provide relevant data regarding our criminal justice system. The report will assist in facilitating an open and objective discussion about our prisons, violent crime and public safety. We believe the success and future growth of Michigan ... Michigan Prisoners, Violent Crime and Public Safety:  A Prosecutor's Report

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The 99th Legislative Session in Michigan

Each legislative session is two years long. The current legislative session will end in December 2018.  In Michigan, House Representatives may serve three, two-year terms for a total of six years. In the Senate, members may serve two, four-year terms.

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PAAM President

Doug Lloyd, PAAM President

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State Bar of Michigan Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award Winners

Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking & Reporting Commission

Michigan’s Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission was created by Public Act 318 of 2014.  Its purpose is to perform the following: 
  • Develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform system to track the location, lab submission status, completion of forensic testing, and storage of sexual assault evidence kits,
  • Develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform system to audit the proper submission of sexual assault evidence kits,
  • Develop guidelines and a plan to implement a secure electronic access that allows a victim, or his or her designee, to access or receive information about the location, lab submission status, and storage of sexual assault evidence that was gather from him or her,
  • Develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform system to audit untested sexual assault evidence kits that have been released by the victim and were collected 30 days before the effective date of the Act,
  • Develop guidelines and a plan to safeguard confidentiality of the information and limited disclosure,
  • Recommend sources of public and private funding to implement the plans,
  • Recommend any changes to law or policy needed to support implementation of the plans
  • Submit a report on the plans required to Legislature.

Ms. Worthy 

The Commission is composed of 15 members representing a broad community of stakeholders.  Michigan’s prosecutors are represented by Kym Worthy, Wayne County County Prosecuting Attorney.  Ms. Worthy has been a leader in Michigan and nationally on the issue of rape kit testing, and insuring justice is provided to sexual assault victims.

The Commission had its inaugural meeting July 20, 2015.  Minutes can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119_7261-60468--,00.html

The Commission’s upcoming schedule is as follows:

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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