We have not been able to incarcerate our way out of crime, and yet massive public resources are still directed to corrections and supervision budgets – dollars that could be more productively deployed into community investments including education, skills-building, and key services that foster prosperity and address many of the root causes of crime.
On September 6 and 7, experts in juvenile and criminal justice will gather in Detroit to discuss ways to advance safe and equitable youth and adult justice system approaches in Michigan. These include representatives from government agencies, members of the judiciary, law enforcement, academics, advocates, philanthropic funders and community members from across the state. This convening is hosted by the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and the Michigan League for Public Policy, in partnership with the Hudson-Webber Foundation. Sep. 2 2018 – Detroit Free Press