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Michigan Bar Journal article: Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough
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Michigan Bar Journal article: Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough

Michigan Bar Journal article presents strategies to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population Barbara Levine, the founder of CAPPS, is a featured author in the Michigan Bar Journal September 2017 issue. Levine’s article, Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough, outlines policies the legislature could adopt to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population. The article examines the […]

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Join us! CAPPS Nov. 2, 2017, Annual Membership Meeting and dinner
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Join us! CAPPS Nov. 2, 2017, Annual Membership Meeting and dinner

Everyone is welcome! Tickets for the Annual Membership Meeting and dinner are available! Registration is easy and simple! Click HERE! Last year’s event attracted over 200 people – a wonderful mix of advocates, lawmakers, business leaders, formerly incarcerated people, crime survivors, faith-based groups, families of the incarcerated, lobbyists, MDOC representatives, the media, and others. There was […]

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A request for access, sustainability, and trauma services
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A request for access, sustainability, and trauma services

The August 29 C.A.R.E.S. Task Force hearing was in Auburn Hills at the Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN). OCHN professionals, Oakland County Law enforcement, local leaders, and public health representatives from the private and public sector offered solutions for improved mental health services. National and local crime survivor advocates shared personal stories and urged enactment […]

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Southwest Michigan calls for improved mental health services
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Southwest Michigan calls for improved mental health services

On August 17 the C.A.R.E.S. Task Force hosted a meeting at the Hope Network office in Grand Rapids. Hope Network is an organization providing services that improve the independence of vulnerable populations. Rep. Kesto (R – District 39) opened the hearing by saying that he is seeking “insightful and cutting edge policy recommendations that makes […]

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A call for meaningful treatment and services for the mentally ill
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A call for meaningful treatment and services for the mentally ill

On July 31, veteran service, health, and law enforcement professionals testified before the C.A.R.E.S. Task Force at the Livingston County EMS building in Howell. The presenters outlined a variety of recommendations including specialized services, improved cross-system communication, and increased access to services. Testimony emphasized the need to reduce the involvement of people with mental health […]

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Partnering with crime survivors to stop the cycle of harm
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Partnering with crime survivors to stop the cycle of harm

Troy Rienstra, CAPPS outreach director (second from the right in the photograph), helped convene an August 21 training for organizations working to assist underserved crime survivors in the Detroit area. Aqeela Sherrills, national training director for the Alliance for Safety and Justice (far left in the photograph), provided an in-depth explanation of how crime survivors are […]

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2017 Annual Membership meeting features Pulitzer Prize winner
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2017 Annual Membership meeting features Pulitzer Prize winner

Please save Thursday, November 2, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for the CAPPS Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner at the Raddison Hotel in downtown Lansing!  The evening includes: A keynote by 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy […]

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CAPPS UPDATE – July 2017 newsletter released!
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CAPPS UPDATE – July 2017 newsletter released!

Download the most recent CAPPS Update July 2017 newsletter by clicking here. The newsletter reports on the House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee hearings, hosted April through June 2017, on “safe and secure rehabilitation” and criminal justice reform. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

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Bill prohibits local governments from implementing “fair chance” policies
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Bill prohibits local governments from implementing “fair chance” policies

Currently, the Local Government Labor Regulatory Limitation Act prohibits local governments from maintaining policies that regulate the information an employer must request, require, or exclude from an application for employment. Senate Bill 353 (SB 353), introduced by Senator John Proos (R – District 21), amends the Act to allow local governments to adopt policies that […]

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MDOC budget approved by the Governor
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MDOC budget approved by the Governor

The Governor signed the full budget, which outlines the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), on July 14. The final budget is $17.5 million below the budget proposed by the Governor earlier this year.   According to Kyle Kaminski, MDOC legislative liaison, the final budget does not include the closure of prisons or […]

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