Crime Victims’ Rights Week Event Thursday In Battle Creek
To ensure fundamental rights for crime victims, the Crime Victims' Rights Act was signed into law in 1985. In 1988, residents in Michigan overwhelmingly approved the constitutional amendment and it became part of the State Constitution. Crime victims in Michigan now have the most complete legal rights in the country, finally bringing long overdue balance to a system which had previously been heavily weighted toward the criminal.
The Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office has a victim's unit to help people through the court process by informing them of rights under the Crime Victim Rights Act. They also have the names of agencies victims can contact for help. Contact the Victim's Unit by calling (269) 969-6944.