Moderated by ProPublica reporter Jodi S. Cohen, the event will feature panel discussions with Grace, local experts, elected officials, judges, prosecutors and journalists to explore the problems with Michigan’s juvenile justice system and potential paths to reform. We’ll also address your questions.
Other speakers include:
- Elizabeth T. Clement, Michigan Supreme Court justice
- Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica reporter
- Sylvia Santana, Michigan state senator
- Eli Savit, Washtenaw County prosecutor
- Jason Smith, executive director of Michigan Center for Youth Justice
- Frank Vandervort, University of Michigan Law School professor
As our investigation revealed, Michigan ranks fourth in the nation — trailing only the much more populous states of California, Texas and Florida — in the number of minors held for noncriminal technical violations. What’s more, with no statewide coordination and little oversight, the state doesn’t know how many juveniles are in custody or what happens once they’re in the system.
Hope you can join us,
Cynthia Gordy Giwa
Supported by McKinsey and Company