|Contact Information||Location / Address|
Toll Free: 800-404-5977
Child Support Specialist: 231-882-0569
Victim Advocate: 231-882-0062
Witness Coordinator: 231-882-0062
Witness Information Line: 231-882-0062
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
|Sara Swanson – Prosecutor
Jennifer Tang-Anderson – Chief Asst. Prosecutor
Kathleen Brow– Office Administrator
Kathie Bruce – Victim Advocate / Witness Coordinator
|Monday — Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Prosecutor is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan Constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The elected county Prosecutor is independent of the Michigan Attorney General.
The Prosecutor's office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for the County, including:
- act as the chief law enforcement official in the County
- review, authorize, and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan and County ordinances, committed inside the County
- authorize and prosecute felony & misdemeanor juvenile deliquency offenses
- represent the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Family Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
- advise the Michigan Dept of Human Services on child abuse & neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
- attend contested mental health commitment hearings
- presides at a monthly Concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she opts off for the remainder of their term. In that case, the county board appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecutor.
- file and prosecute actions to establish paternity
- file actions to establish family support orders
- represent and advise the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters
CRIME IN MICHIGAN TOUCHES ALL OF US. When one person is victimized, we all --- as a community --- suffer. If you are not personally a victim of crime, then you know a relative, friend or neighbor who is. Victims and witnesses naturally look to the criminal justice system for vindication and justice, but all too often find a court system which appears to be dedicated to protecting the very people who have caused their anger and pain.
As a result of aggressive advocacy, crime victims have recently gained many rights. The Crime Victim's Rights document below will help you to learn about those rights, tell you about compensation, answer common questions, and provide useful resources.