Location Information

Wexford Prosecuting Attorney

Courthouse
437 E. Division Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

231-779-9505

231-779-9108 FAX

Court Staff

Prosecuting Attorney:
Jason J. Elmore
jelmore@wexfordcounty.org

Chief Asst. Prosecuting Attorney:
Corey J. Wiggins
cwiggins@wexfordcounty.org

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney:
Johanna C. Carey
jcarey@wexfordcounty.org

Office Manager, Witness/Victim Coordinator:
Cathy Wright
cwright@wexfordcounty.org

Victim Advocate:
Shawna Shelton
sshelton@wexfordcounty.org

Child Support Specialist:
Steven Schryer
schryers@michigan.gov

Courts

Departments/Services

Wexford County Prosecutor

Welcome to the office of the Wexford County Prosecuting Attorney!

Mission Statement:
To serve as a leader of a team of law enforcement professionals to help make all of Wexford County a better and safer place to work, live, vacation, own a business and most importantly, raise a family.

Prosecutorial Philosophy:

As the U.S. Supreme Court noted, the prosecutor “is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor – indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935).

Frequently Asked Questions

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Community Resources

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Wexford-Missaukee Child Protection Council
Michigan's Human Trafficking Hotline

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Michigan. The NHTRC works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Michigan to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources.
humantraffickinghotline.org/state/michigan

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

MCEDSV is a statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of more than 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals. We have provided leadership as the statewide voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the programs that serve them since 1978.
mcedsv.org/about-us.html

Catholic Human Services of Cadillac

Catholic Human Services of Cadillac
Since its founding in 1972 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, Catholic Human Services has been committed to making a difference in the lives of the people in Northern Lower Michigan. We serve individuals and families regardless of faith, income, race, or ethnicity.

http://www.catholichumanservices.org/

Wexford County Animal Shelter

Wexford County Shelter Shares is a volunteer run group involved in showing pictures of cats and dogs residing at the Wexford County Animal Shelter while they are waiting to be claimed by their owner or adopted to their new family.
wexfordanimalsheltershares.com

Healing Private Wounds in Cadillac

Felling Alone? Hopeless? Trapped?

Are you tired of carrying around a painful secret? Healing Private Wounds is here to provide a safe place for you to share your heartaches. We want to hear your story and help you heal.

www.healingprivatewounds.org/

Silent Observer

Anyone with knowledge of a person committing a crime or a crime that is going to be committed can call Silent Observer. The tipster remains completely anonymous. Learn more about the program and its smart phone app at http://casotips.com/

Club Cadillac

http://www.northernlakescmh.org/Club Cadillac is a Clubhouse Model Rehabilitation Program which provides the members with meaningful work during the day, employment opportunities, access to safe and affordable housing, social and educational opportunities, and friendships. http://www.northernlakescmh.org/

Oasis Family Resource Center

Oasis is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the primary purpose of providing shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. The agency has grown into a comprehensive shelter and counseling program as well as the owner of a resale store, Second Chance. http://cadillacoasis-frc.org/

Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

PAAM is a voluntary association of the 83 county prosecutors, the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorneys serving in Michigan. https://michiganprosecutor.org/

The Victims’ Rights Act

Crime victims have rights in Michigan and, by working with well-trained, expert sources, they can obtain the assistance they need. http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-26847-5487–,00.html

New Hope Shelter

New Hope Shelter provides shelter, food & safety to men, women, and families regardless of why they are in need. We are the only organization in the area that provides a shelter for homeless men and family shelters. https://www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Shelter-162526213848819/

Fight Crime - Invest In Kids

Thousands of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors protecting public safety by promoting solutions that steer kids away from crime. https://www.strongnation.org/fightcrime