Child Abuse Prosecution Resources Unit
The Child Abuse Prosecution Resource (CAPR) Unit’s mission is to improve the criminal justice system's response child physical and sexual abuse.The unit’s goal is to provide training and technical assistance on the issues surrounding the investigation and prosecution of child physical abuse and sexual abuse cases of children under the age of 18.
The CAPR unit’s primary focus will be on providing statewide and specialized child abuse training to prosecutors utilizing experienced prosecutors from around the state as training partnersalong with other MDT members including law enforcement and system and community-based advocates.
Pamela Maas joined the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan in November of 2020 as Director of Child Abuse Prosecution Resources. Pam began her career as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Oakland County Prosecutors Office. During her time with Oakland County she served as the Chief of the Child Sexual Assault Section where she was responsible for the criminal prosecution of many cases involving the sexual assault of children.
In 1997, Pam joined the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office. While there, she was instrumental in developing the CARE Project, Livingston County’s multidisciplinary team responding to serious physical and sexual abuse of children. She also helped established Livingston County’s protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse and prosecuted many child abuse cases in court. In 2012, Pam became the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Livingston County and continued her focus on child abuse cases.
Pam has served on both local and state task forces, committees and work groups that address the maltreatment of children, child abuse, child sexual abuse and sexual assault. She has served to update both Michigan’s Forensic Interviewing Protocol and Michigan’s Model Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol. She has also frequently lectured on trial advocacy, the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and on forensic interviewing of children.
Pam is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.