Sheriff's Department

Victim Services Unit

Victim ServicesThe victim services unit consists of caring, compassionate volunteer citizens from the community who are willing and dedicated to helping victims survive a crisis or a crime against them. They strive to help victims with dignity, compassion and concern. They primarily assist the department officers with death notification. These include homicides, suicides, traffic crashes, drowning, fires, natural deaths and accidental deaths.

The advocates respond with the officers and assist the family and offer immediate short term crisis intervention. They provide grief counseling, offer community resources, provide comfort and care for the victims and their families, educate them about their rights and the justice system, and provide a liaison between the victim and the police.

For more information on the Volunteer Victim Services Unit please contact:
Sandi Jones
(616) 632-6221


Contact Us

Sheriff's Department


701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Michelle Young
Under Sheriff

Kevin Kelley
Chief Deputy

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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