Who Is a victim?

An individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, financial or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime is considered a "victim." Other persons such as the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent or guardian may also qualify as a victim if the victim is deceased or is physically unable to exercise the privileges and rights of the victim under the Crime Victim's Rights Act.

Under special circumstances, individuals that do not qualify under the definition of a "victim," may receive some notifications outlined in the Crime Victim Rights Act. You may contact the MDOC Crime Victim Notification Unit at 517-373-4467 or toll free at 877-886-5401 to determine if you qualify.

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1. What is the Crime Victim’s Rights Act?
2. Who Is a victim?
3. How do I request to be notified?
4. Will my name and address be kept confidential?
5. What will I be notified of?