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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:

Kristin Caron, 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, Senior 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

For cases starting in the Hudsonville District Court, Hudsonville felonies bound over (transferred) to the 20th Circuit Court, Child Abuses cases, Criminal Sexual Conduct cases involving child victims or Juvenile Court Cases:

Jacquelyn Hilgeman, 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

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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