MCEDSV - RISE Clinic
The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) has been on the forefront of demanding dignity for victims for more than forty years. Under the RISE Project, MCEDSV’s Survivor Law Clinic seeks to make crime victims’ rights more meaningful for all Michigan victims. The Clinic represents crime victims at the trial and appellate levels in state, tribal, or federal courts throughout Michigan. Attorneys from the Clinic can provide legal support to crime victims at all stages of a criminal case—from conferring with investigators and prosecutors, to attending and testifying at trial, to protecting rights throughout sentencing and parole processes. The Clinic will also support with civil legal needs related to victimization. All clients also benefit from our in-house trauma advocate, who can provide informal advocacy and emotional support throughout the process.
|Jurisdiction serving (geographic and courts):||Anywhere in the state of Michigan|
|Victim population serving:||All crime victims regardless of victimization or income level.|
|Project Partners:||YWCA Kalamazoo|
|Intake Gateway(s) & Process(es) for a Victim:||Through a victim services organization, prosecutor, or police office either via email or phone or through online portal: http://mcedsv.org/technical-assistance-form.html|
This project is supported in part by Grants No. 2017-VF-GX-K130 and 2018-V3-GX-K018, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Project are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.