Most crime victims experience physical suffering, financial loss, and emotional distress. Physical injuries occur in nearly one-third of all violent crimes. In 1985, the Michigan Crime Victims Rights Act mandated comprehensive rights for all victims. Prior to this legislation, the widespread failure to inform or involve the victim in the process ignored the physical, financial and emotional stress that results from being a victim of crime. Our Victim Assistance program provides an extensive notification service to victims to advise them of each court proceeding as their case moves through the court system.