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Fair Michigan has announced the expansion of the Fair Michigan Justice Project into Ingham County in a partnership with the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. FMJP is a program designed to assist Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors in solving serious crimes against members of the LGBTQ community. The organization has been successfully operating in Wayne County since 2016 in partnership with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. To date, FMJP has secured 23 convictions and maintains a 100 percent conviction rate.
“My office is committed to protecting members of the LGBTQ community in Ingham County and the results of the Fair Michigan Justice Project speak for themselves. We are looking forward to partnering with Fair Michigan to better serve all of the residents of Ingham County”, said Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon.
Prosecutor Siemon announced that her office will designate Assistant Ingham County Prosecutor Angela Tripi to work in conjunction with the Fair Michigan Justice Project to prosecute capital offenses committed against the LGBTQ community.
Fair Michigan’s Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz will also conduct a law enforcement training with the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office on May 31 to educate the office on issues related to dealing with LGBTQ crime victims and witnesses.
Fair Michigan President Alanna Maguire is enthusiastic about the new partnership with the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Prosecutor Siemon and the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. I would like to personally thank Prosecutor Siemon for her leadership. Fair Michigan is grateful for the opportunity to expand the Justice Project into mid-Michigan.”
For more information about Fair Michigan, visit fairmichigan.org.