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Victim Services Unit fills needs


December 4, 2018


ONTONAGON — When there is a fire, shooting or trauma situation in Ontonagon, the police may call on a little known group of volunteers called the Victims Service Unit.

The well-trained volunteers are under the auspices of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and are a short-term advocacy group for victims.

The OVSU responds quickly when called upon by the police, fire department, hospital and emergency officials. Jeanne Manning is coordinator. She worked for the sheriff’s department for 20 years before retiring and saw the need for the unit.

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