Oakland County judge denies release of 15-year-old in juvenile detention for not completing online school work
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. A 15-year-old who was sent to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not completing online schoolwork will remain at Childrens Village for at least the weekend. The case has drawn national attention and protesters are calling it racial discrimination. The controversy centers around Grace, a Wylie E. Groves High School student who got caught up in the juvenile justice system. READ: Free Grace -- Oakland County judge sends teen to juvenile detention over school workOn Friday night, Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen Brennan denied the girls immediate release and scheduled a hearing for Monday at 10 a.m.We remain hopeful that Judge Brennan reconsiders her earlier decision, and releases Grace back into the care of her mother, said Jon C. Biernat, the attorney for Grace.The teen has been held in juvenile detention since May for not completing her online school work, according to the group Justice for Grace. This situation is an emotional challenge, but is also a window into the brokenness that demands and deserves attention and repair as to prevent other children and families from being negatively impacted by a system that is supposed to offer protection and support.
Free Grace -- Oakland County judge sends teen to juvenile detention over school work
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. A teenage girl was sent back to juvenile detention for not completing her homework and protesters are calling it racial discrimination. The controversy centers around a Wylie E. Groves High School student who got caught up in the juvenile justice system. A judge decided the teen, named Grace, violated her probation by not completing online schoolwork and sent her to juvenile detention. I know if Grace was a 15-year-old White girl she would not be sitting in juvenile detention right now, said Sheri Crawley. Then she broke down when she heard Oakland County Family Court presiding judge Mary Ellen Brennan sent Grace to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not finishing her online school work.