New program allows Detroit Public Safety Academy students to jump start career in law enforcement
A new program allows students at Detroit Public Safety Academy earn their high school diploma and associate’s degree in criminal justice at the same time with the help of the Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD).
Michigan groups unite to urge passage of criminal justice reforms before year’s end
LANSING, Mich. – “We are, so excited about this coalition, and we’re excited about these reforms. They prove that when people work together, they make genuine real process in Lansing,” said Kimberly Buddin. Thursday, several organizations -- like Americans for Prosperity, the ACLU of Michigan, Safe and Just Michigan and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy -- presented the Justice Reform Package to the State House and Senate. They addressed key and important issues like driver’s license suspensions, mandatory minimum sentencing, case initiation, sentencing, probation, racial justice and fairness. The State House approved the package, now they move on to the Senate.
Mangino column: Commission reports on COVID-19 and criminal justice
The workings of the criminal justice system have been dramatically altered in order to preserve both safety and health. The difference between medicine and criminal justice is that medical practitioners know what works - criminal justice practitioners don’t. The criminal justice system is different. Although criminal justice practitioners boast of using evidence-based practices there are no standard best practices accepted by all criminal justice practitioners. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Commission is concerned about the “patchwork” of measures to deal with the influence of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system.monroenews.com