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Victim Assistance Unit

A victim advocate is located at each of our office sites to serve you. Please feel free to call them during business hours for assistance or information about your rights as a victim of crime.

For cases starting in the Holland District Court, Holland felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court:

Emily Ely, Victim Advocate
85 West 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI 49423

Holland: (616)355-4310
Grand Rapids: (616) 662-3100, ext. 4310
FAX: (616) 355-4336

For cases starting in the Grand Haven District Court, Grand Haven felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court:

Joan Grillo, Victim Rights Coordinator
414 Washington Avenue, Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Grand Haven: (616) 846-8300
Grand Rapids: (616) 662-6060, ext. 8300
FAX: (616) 846-8178

For cases starting in the Hudsonville District Court, Hudsonville felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court or Juvenile Court Cases:

Emma Kramer, Victim Advocate
85 West 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI  49423

Holland: (616) 355-3511
Grand Rapids: (616 662-3100, ext.3511
FAX: (616) 355-4336

Services

  • Provide victims with notice of initial charges, their rights and all court proceedings.
  • Assist victims in seeking appropriate counseling or social services.
  • Assist and accompany victims during trial or court proceedings (upon request).
  • Provide an opportunity for victim input regarding trial decisions and any plea negotiations.
  • Assist victims in presenting sentence recommendations orally or in writing.
  • Assist victims in determining the amount of appropriate restitution and communicating restitution amounts to probation departments and the court.
  • Assist in securing court-ordered restitution from convicted defendants.
  • Assist victims in obtaining information about parole hearings and anticipated discharge dates for convicted defendants who are incarcerated.

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