Sheriff’s Office to hold meeting for victim assistant advocates program

MANISTEE COUNTY — For those who are avid volunteers in the community or simply want to help law enforcement provide comfort and direction to others in the community, the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting for the Victim Services Unit and its upcoming changes.

The Victim Services Unit has been serving the general public for over a decade. Now, it’s looking to expand its team and services.

During the informational meeting, the sheriff’s office is seeking volunteers to help with the program. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, located at the sheriff’s office.

The program aims to help families cope with loss of the a loved one, assist a victim of a crime or provide solutions to those in time of need.

At this meeting, sheriff John O’Hagan will speak on the purpose of the program, how it works and what steps are necessary to become a Victim Assistant Advocate.

Applications will be on site, with no cost. The sheriff’s office will pay for initial and subsequent yearly training. In addition, it will reimburse for mileage and meals for those trainings, too.



Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or

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