Michigan Links

ACLU of Michigan: Michigan branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU SORA info page: Updated information on the ongoing Federal Does v Snyder case and information for registrants.

Explanation of Duties to Register form DD-004a (dated 4/2014) is a form every registrant in Michigan is required to sign stating that they understand what is required of them. This form is a general list of what a registrant must do to stay compliant.

ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool): search public criminal history record information maintained by the Michigan State Police (MSP), Criminal Justice Information Center.

Legal Aid and Defender Association: free legal services to the indigent in eastern Michigan.

Legal Aid of Western Michigan: free legal assistance to low income persons in non-criminal, non-fee generating matters.

Michigan Legal Help: helps people who have to handle simple civil legal problems.

Michigan Legislature: track legislation, look up laws, learn the working of the legislature, find a legislator, etc.

Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP): Support services to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates.

Michigan Reentry Law: provides relevant, current information on legal issues facing people with criminal records.

Michigan Votes: track Michigan Legislation.

Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS):  search for individuals currently, or within the last 3 years, under supervision of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC).

Public Sex Offender Website: Registrants who are on the public registry should check this site often to make sure their information is accurate and up to date.

Sex Offender Registration Act (Act 295 of 1994): Complete and continually updated Michigan Sex Offender Registration law.

Sex Offender Registry forms:  Link to Michigan State Police registration forms and the “Explanation of Duties to Register as a Sex Offender” document which all Michigan registrants are required to initial and sign stating that they understand what is required of them, as a registrant.

Sex Offender Registry Information: Link to Michigan State Police informational documents on the registry. Also includes a FAQ on Michigan’s Public Registry Website.


Other links:

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA): international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): reports and statistic on many justice topics.

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force.

FBI Sex Offender websites: listed by individual states and jurisdictions.

 GovTrack.us: Track activity in US Congress.

 National Sex Offender Public Website: Nation search for registered offenders in all states.

National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL): National advocacy group on sex offender issues.

Sex Offender Research and State News: contains a wealth of information on sex offender issues, research, court decisions, etc. throughout the US.

SMART Office (Office of SO Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking): site was authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

State & City Distance Restriction for Registrants: Chart put together by NARSOL to help registrants know what other states require.

USA.gov: online guide to government information and services.

US Passports and International Travel: information on countries of destination, passport and visa information, etc.