Spotlight & Events

  • New Reports Reviews Effective Prevention Programs

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have released “Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending,” a report that reviews effective programs that reduce risk factors for delinquency and crime among juveniles and young adults.

  • Forums Focus on Keeping Youth out of Prison

    The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency will hold its next forum on strategies for keeping youth out of prison on September 17, 2014 in Detroit.

  • Report Focuses on Effective Alternatives-to-Incarceration

    The Youth Advocate Programs Policy and Advocacy Center has released a report highlighting cost-effective, community-based alternatives to incarceration for high-needs youth.

  • Michigan Radio Reports on Berrien County's Success

    Berrien County takes an ecological approach to helping youth entering the juvenile justice system, and it is paying off, Michigan Radio reports.

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Current Projects/Programs

  • School Truancy Reduction

    The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (MCJJ) is making the reduction of school truancy and elimination of the school to prison pipeline one of its top priorities for the next three years. Students who miss excessive amounts of class are far more likely to drop out of school, enter the juvenile justice system, and eventually, end up in prison, research shows. Unnecessary suspensions and expulsions also contribute to the problem.

  • Flint Families and Schools Together

    The Families and Schools Together (FAST) – Middle School FAST model is being implemented to reduce compulsive behaviors in youth such as substance abuse and violence, and to improve positive scholastic behaviors, while building resiliency factors against risks and stressors that contribute to violence and delinquency.

  • Albion Delinquency Prevention Planning

    The City of Albion is participating in a delinquency prevention planning process intended to reduce risk and enhance protective factors as a way to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system.

  • Oakland County Truancy Program

    This school truancy program focuses on children and youth between the ages of 6 to 15 who have been reported by the school as having significant non-attendance patterns that are considered truant according to school policy.

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Grant Opportunities

Contact Info

Melinda Fandel
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Federal Grants Unit, Child Welfare, Funding, and Juvenile Justice Programs, Department of Human Services

fandelm@michigan.gov
Phone: 517.373.8934

 

 

 

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