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 99th Legislative Session in Michigan

Each legislative session is two years long. The current legislative session will end in December 2018.  In Michigan, House Representatives may serve three, two-year terms for a total of six years. In the Senate, members may serve two, four-year terms.


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

Elder Justice & At Risk Adults



To provide training and technical assistance for prosecutors, law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, and all other partners in the coordinated response against elder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.


To assist in the development of local protocols for the investigation of crimes against vulnerable adults, elder death review teams, and multidisciplinary investigative teams.


To provide quality and up-to-date legal reference materials to assist prosecutors and all involved professionals to more effectively prosecute and handle vulnerable adult abuse cases.


To provide and encourage a dedicated liaison between all necessary personnel to work for better coordination in the reporting, handling and prosecution of adult abuse cases


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