Ottawa County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney

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. You may also email victimrights@miottawa.org for assistance.

Cases starting in the Holland District Court and Holland felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court

Amber Schuster, 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
victimrights@miottawa.org

Cases starting in the Grand Haven or Hudsonville District Courts and Grand Haven or Hudsonville felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court

Emily Hills, Victim Advocate
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
victimrights@miottawa.org


Child Abuse or Criminal Sexual Conduct cases involving child victims

Ashlie Boerma, Victim Advocate
414 Washington Avenue, Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Grand Haven: (616) 846-8338
Grand Rapids: (616) 662-6060, ext. 8338
FAX: (616) 846-8178
victimrights@miottawa.org

Cases handled in the 20th Circuit Court - Juvenile Division

Lacey Schaut, Victim Rights Assistant
85 West 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI 49423

Holland: (616) 355-3534
Grand Rapids: (616) 662-3100, ext. 3534
FAX: (616) 355-4336
victimrights@miottawa.org

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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