Join the MI Learning Community!
Are you an organizer or practitioner championing community-based public safety solutions such as alternative emergency response, violence intervention, or police accountability? Would you like to connect with peers across the state to share what works and elevates your game?
Then this learning community is for you.
Mark your calendar for the kick-off session on September 27th, where we will build on the information shared during our recent Learning Community Info Session. Register now to secure your spot!(more…)
Across Michigan, dedicated individuals are working tirelessly to enhance community safety while addressing the harmful impacts of excessive policing. They organize community violence intervention, advocate for police accountability, and build restorative justice alternatives to traditional prosecution, among other transformative efforts.
These are truly exciting times!(more…)
As an official endorsement from the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI), we fully endorse Representative Stephanie Young’s proposed legislation, House Bill 4427, aimed at restoring limited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) access to incarcerated individuals. We express our gratitude to Rep.Young for her efforts in bringing forth this critical legislation, which we believe will have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of incarcerated individuals.(more…)
Proposed bill brings second chances to thousands of Michigan residents.
Senator Chang is the sponsor behind the Second Look bill package (House Bills 4556 – 4560 and Senate Bills 321 – 325) that offers second chances for individuals serving long prison sentences in Michigan. When passed, the bill would allow incarcerated persons to apply for a reduced sentence after serving a minimum of ten years.
What: Rally for 2nd Look legislation(more…)
When: Wednesday, April 19. Rally at 8:30am, Press conference at 9am, legislative lit drops at 10am.
Where: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 — new location.
How to RSVP: Visit bit.ly/2ndLookRSVP to RSVP
MI-CEMI’s recent webinar, “How to Use Language Within Media to Shape Perception and Policy.” Featured a panel of experts providing hands-on learning experience that demonstrated how we can collectively use language to shift the narratives surrounding mass incarceration, as well as dispute myths and misconceptions.(more…)