To report an incident involving a sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking or dating violence, contact:
Douglas Schulze, President, CSA
2040 Crooks Rd. Ste. B
Troy, Michigan 48084
Karen Nocita, Title IX coordinator
2040 Crooks Rd, Ste. B
Troy, Michigan 48084
The purpose and authority of the institution staff is limited to the enforcement of campus rules and regulations. Incidents that go beyond this scope are referred and investigated by the City of Troy Police Department.
City of Troy Police Department
500 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48084
A victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking has the following rights:
1. A law enforcement officer who investigates an alleged sexual battery shall:
(a) Assist the victim in obtaining medical treatment, if medical treatment is necessary as a result of the alleged incident, a forensic examination, and advocacy and crisis-intervention services from a certified rape crisis center and provide or arrange for transportation to the appropriate facility.
(b) Advise the victim that he or she may contact a certified rape crisis center from which the victim may receive services.
(c) Prior to submitting a final report, permit the victim to review the final report and provide a statement as to the accuracy of the final report.
2. The law enforcement officer shall give the victim immediate notice of the legal rights and remedies available to a victim on a standard form developed and distributed in conjunction with the City of Troy Police Department. The notice will include the resource listing, including telephone number, for the area certified rape crisis center as designated by the State.
A person who is the victim of sexual violence or the parent or legal guardian of a minor child who is living at home who is the victim of sexual violence has standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against sexual violence on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of the minor child if:
1. The person has reported the sexual violence to a law enforcement agency and is cooperating in any criminal proceeding against the respondent, regardless of whether criminal charges based on the sexual violence have been filed, reduced, or dismissed by the state attorney; or
2. The respondent who committed the sexual violence against the victim or minor child was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in state prison for the sexual violence and the respondent’s term of imprisonment has expired or is due to expire within 90 days following the date the petition is filed.
Further, the Institution complies with State law in recognizing orders of protection for dating violence, domestic violence, repeat violence, and sexual violence. Any person who obtains an order of protection from the State or any reciprocal state should provide a copy to the Title ix Coordinator or school President/CSA. A petitioner should then meet with Title ix Coordinator to develop a Safety Action Plan, which is a plan to reduce risk of harm while on campus, or coming and going from campus. This plan may include, but is not limited to: escorts, special parking arrangements, or other measures to assist the petitioner.
Below are details on how to file a restraining order:
1. Prepare a petition and file the petition with county clerk.
a. Petition includes information on the petitioner and respondent, such as, address, employment, children, and description of the respondent.
1) Must be described in detail
2) Relationship to the respondent
3) Dates of incidents
c. Reviewed by Judge immediately
1) If requirements are met
2) Judge will grant a temporary restraining order
3) Restraining order will be valid for 15 days
4) Once order is served to the respondent it will be valid and enforceable
5) Once serviced make sure that the sheriff or police add it into the Law Enforcement Information Network (LIEN).
2. Court Hearing
a. Scheduled 15 days after filing.
b. Hearing will be extended 15 days if respondent cannot be found. (Temporary restraining order will not be valid or enforceable until respondent is served.)
c. Gather witnesses, and any other evidence to present to the Judge.
d. All documents must be certified under State Rules of Evidence, or a live witness must testify at the hearing to document authenticity of the documents.
e. Evidence must relate to the allegation on the petition.
a. Respondent does not appear at hearing.
1) Petitioner allowed to present evidence.
2) Ruling will be based on evidence presented.
b. Respondent appears at hearing.
1) Respondent can object to evidence which is based on State Rules of Evidence.
2) Respondent can cross-examine witnesses and the petitioner.
c. Petitioner will rest their case.
d. Respondent can introduce evidence.
e. Judge Rules on:
1) Custody (if required)
2) Visitation (if required)
3) Restraining Order can be for a certain time period or indefinitely.
4) Judge can also deny petition.
5) At any time either the petitioner or respondent can file to remove the Restraining Order.
The Hearing is considered a trial and is applicable to State Rules of Evidence. Non-authenticated statements and hearsay are not allowable at the hearing.
To the extent of the victim’s cooperation and consent, all Institutional offices will work cooperatively to ensure that the petitioner’s health; physical safety, work and academic status are protected, pending the outcome of a formal Institution investigation of the complaint. Additionally, personal identifiable information about the victim will be treated as confidential and only shared with persons with a specific need to know who are investigating/adjudicating the complaint or delivering resources or support services to the complainant. The Institution does not publish the name of crime victims nor publish any identifiable information regarding victims in the crime logs.