Confidentiality, Understanding Your Rights, and Victim Compensation


LRBOI Statement of Confidentiality

The VSP staff maintains strict client confidentiality as protected under Federal, State, and Tribal law, and as required by the program’s grant funders. Upon intake, a program advocate explains all client rights and reviews the Client Notice of Rights/Confidentiality and the Client Release of Information forms. Regarding release of information, the most important thing to understand is that the client is in control of what information they share, who they choose to have it shared with, and for how long information can be shared. Clients have the right to revoke previous releases of information at any time.

Notice of Confidentiality
Release of Information


LRBOI Victims Bill of Rights Ordinance

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians addresses the rights of crime victims in Ordinance #18-400-12. The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the rights of crime victims.

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United Stated Department of Justice Victims’ Rights Act

Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights, as provided by law:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to timely disposition of the case following the arrest of the accused.
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to notification of court proceedings.
  • The right to attend the trial and all the other court proceedings that the accused has the right to attend.
  • The right to confer with the prosecution.
  • The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.
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Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Crime Victim Compensation Program

The MDHHS Crime Victim Compensation Program helps
pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost earnings, funeral bills or counseling for people who suffer physical injury as a direct result of a crime.

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Crime Victims Compensation Brochure