Victim Services Unit
Victim Advocates strive to intervene and assist citizens from the point of their victimization through to the conviction and sentencing of the offender. At the point of initial contact, the needs of a victim are immediately assessed. A Victim Advocate then determines whether emotional guidance, support, or medical services are needed. The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Services Unit can be contacted at (231) 724-6676. Further information about their services can be found on the Muskegon County website.
Domestic Violence Resources
Every Woman’s Place provides services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. They have a 24-hour crisis hotline at (231) 722-3333. You can also text them on weekdays between 9:00am to 8:00pm at (231) 468-6060. More information about their shelter and services can be found on Every Woman’s Place website.
Child Abuse and Neglect Resources
If you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, call 1 (855) 444-3911.
The Child Abuse Council is available to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect through education, child advocacy, and community collaboration. To access their services, call (231) 728-6410, or find more information at the Child Abuse Council website.
Mediation and Restorative Justice
Mediation & Restorative Services provides an alternative for the resolution of disputes and reconciliation of disputing parties; enhances public safety and accountability by supporting victims and building competencies of offenders; and promotes reconciliation between victims, offenders, families and the community. To access their services, call (231) 727-6001, or find more information at the Mediation and Restorative Services website.
To find information about the following, call 211:
- Food, Housing & Clothing
- Utility Assistance
- Support Groups
- Healthcare Services
- Teen Pregnancy
- Senior Issues
- Prescription Assistance
- Seasonal Programs