The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with Fair Michigan—one of Michigan's leading LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, and outreach organizations—to expand the Fair Justice Michigan Project to Washtenaw County.
The Fair Justice Michigan Project is a program that assists Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors in investigating and prosecuting serious crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender persons. Working in coordination with the Wayne County and Ingham County Prosecutor's Offices, the program has secured 30 convictions and has a 100% conviction rate.
Led by First Assistant Prosecutor Christina Hines, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office will be working alongside Fair Michigan—and in coordination with their specialized victim's advocates—to prosecute crimes that target members of our LGBTQ population.
In addition, Fair Michigan Trustee & Legal Services Director Victoria Shackelford and Director of Transgender Outreach and Advocacy Julisa Abad will conduct a law enforcement training with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to advise on issues related to dealing with LGBTQ crime victims and witnesses. The Prosecutor’s Office will also work alongside Fair Michigan to build out office policies that will allow us to better serve members of our LGBTQ community.
Read the Press Release Announcing the Fair Michigan Partnership