With the conclusion of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Macomb County Attorney’s Office recently launched new technology to give victims of domestic violence immediate assistance.
Victims of crime can now send Victim Rights or Victim Advocates or other requests to 586-250-4090.
“(Victims) will receive an auto-response text with a link to an online form to request the rights of victims of crime, an offer to contact a crime victim’s rights advocate immediately, and instructions on how to contact the Crime Victims’ Rights Unit on their own. information,” prosecutors said in a statement.
This service is for victims of crime in cases authorized by prosecutors. Victims are still urged to call 911 in an emergency.
According to the prosecutor’s office, domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control.
It is common for a charismatic, charismatic criminal to choose a vulnerable partner. The perpetrator slowly begins to verbally knock down their partner and make the victim feel bad about themselves.
Abuse can escalate to separating victims from family and friends, taking over finances, and monitoring the whereabouts of their partners. This abuse can lead to further physical abuse, starting with a slap or shove from the perpetrator.
Over time, physical abuse may continue to grow and expand with each occurrence.
The Macomb County Attorney’s Office encourages anyone experiencing domestic violence to contact their local police department and/or Turning Point.
Turning Point is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. Turning Point has a 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter at 586-463-6990. It also offers community advocacy housing programs, trauma advocacy and counseling services.
The Prosecutor’s Office provides the following assistance to victims of crime:
- Provides information and assistance with filing for Michigan crime victim compensation.
- Refer to other community agencies for more help.
- Provides information on how the criminal justice system works and the status of cases.
- Appear in court at the request of the victim.
- Assistance in completing a victim impact statement for sentencing.
- Assistance with information on returns.
- Using technology provided by Twilio, the Macomb County Attorney’s Office launched the new service, which costs about 1 cent per text message. If or September. On the 30th, more than 2,000 crime victims demanded victims’ rights.