Public Safety

In recent months, there has been conversation in our State regarding public safety, violent crime and the prison population. Whenever such dialogue occurs, it is critical that basic facts be available to all citizens and other stakeholders engaged in the conversation. In an effort to facilitate this discussion, Michigan Prosecutors ask you to review the Michigan Prisoners, Violent Crime and Public Safety:  A Prosecutor's Report

At the Capitol


The New Legislative Session in Michigan

The new, 2-year legislative session and 99th Michigan Legislature started in January 2017.  Any bill that did not pass in the previous session will have to be  re-introduced and go through the legislative process.

Criminal Justice, law enforcement and victim issues are a priority in the new session. As the House and ...


PAAM President

Melissa Powell, PAAM President

Welcome to the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan!  ...  MORE

State Bar of Michigan Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award Winners

Melissa Powell - Why I am a Prosecutor


Danielle Hagaman-Clark

Danielle J. Hagaman-Clark has a wide variety of experience in training, prosecution, advocacy and criminal law. Ms. Hagaman-Clark was the lead attorney for the Sexual Assault Team of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (WCPO), in Detroit. She has prosecuted cases involving sexual assault, conducted investigative subpoenas, made charging decisions and handled preliminary examination, trial  and sentencing for high-profile, complex and multi-defendant cases. Ms. Hagaman-Clark is also a founding member of the WCPO's Sexual Assault Team. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Inns of Court. In 2014, Ms. Hagaman-Clark was a guest lecturer for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on using expert forensic evidence.


Crime Victim Information

Anatomy of a Criminal Case

The steps taken during the course of a criminal case can be confusing.  The following summary will explain how a case generally progresses through Michigan's criminal justice system. Specific procedures may be - MORE