A Starting Point

Who is a Victim?

Anyone who suffers direct or threatened physical, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime is considered a “victim”.

Anyone Can be a Victim!

Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment, or martial status.  Most victims are women, but children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.

If you have been abused, remember:
You Are Not Alone!  It is Not Your Fault!  Help is Available!

Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) of Genesee County

The Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) of the Flint City Attorney’s Office is designed to provide services to victims of the following crimes:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Illegal Entry
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident
  • OUIL – Involving an accident resulting in damage to another’s property, or physical injury to another person

You can contact the VAP of Genesee County by phone at 810.766.8994.

Additional Resources

  • YWCA of Great Flint’s 24 Hour Crisis Line: 810.238.7621
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233
  • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: 800.656.HOPE
  • Michigan Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 517.347.8470