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Domestic Assault Help

About C.A.R.E.

C.A.R.E.'s mission is to reduce family violence in Ingham County by drawing on the resources of various community groups to intervene both in the short term and in the long term with families affected by domestic violence. Through the program, volunteers are on-call to assist persons who have been victims of domestic violence. Since 1996, C.A.R.E. has helped over 1,600 survivors of domestic abuse.

Response team members volunteer their time to provide immediate assistance to survivors. The volunteers are trained specifically in domestic violence laws, victim's rights, community resources, and medical referrals. Their response is immediate and intense; volunteers respond to the home within 30 minutes of the assailant's arrest and often remain with the survivor until it is deemed appropriate to leave. They help survivors assess their risk of further injury or homicide, develop a safety plan, obtain safe shelter, and access available community resources.

The information C.A.R.E. members provide may help to reduces the physical and psychological consequences of the violence. The response team helps survivors work through the immediate crisis and plan for a safer future.

In addition to the immediate contact, C.A.R.E. staff and volunteers provide additional follow-up contact with survivors. Continual assessment may increase the likelihood that survivors will get the assistance they need.

Michael Yankowski
Chief of Police
120 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Police Headquarters

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 517-483-4680
FAX: 517-483-4688