• Empower Reentry: Unlocking Opportunities for All Michiganders

    “You can’t get a job or an apartment without your birth certificate and state ID.” – Chuck Warpehoski, MI-CEMI Program Director On January 25th 2024, released an article entitled, ‘Legislation seeks to ensure inmates have personal identification documents upon release.‘ The Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration advocates for a package of bills awaiting…

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  • Michigan Criminal Justice Policy: A Look Back at 2023

    Earlier in 2023 we previewed major criminal justice reform proposals that advocates were eying for the 2023-2024 legislative cycle. After one year into a 2-year cycle, where do these criminal legal reforms stand? We have seen several wins, especially with the Juvenile Justice reform package and several funding requests. Other substantive policy changes such as…

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  • 2022 Michigan Reentry Convening

    The 2022 Michigan Reentry Convening on July 12 at the Lansing Community College West Campus brought together 130 formerly incarcerated people, nonprofit service providers, advocacy organizations, and government agencies to:

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