Author Archive for: ‘CAPPS’

Northern Michigan seeks to expand services for rural communities
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Northern Michigan seeks to expand services for rural communities

Northern Michigan seeks to expand services for rural communities On September 29, health, veteran, and law enforcement professionals testified before the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education, and Safety) Task Force at Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison and offered recommendations on how to improve services for people with mental illness. J. Dee Brooks, prosecuting attorney […]

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Detroit wants improved health and safety through improved systems
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Detroit wants improved health and safety through improved systems

On September 11, health and law enforcement professionals testified before the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education, and Safety) Task Force at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. The Team Wellness Center provides an array of comprehensive behavioral and physical health services in an environment that promotes quality of life, continuous improvement, and social awareness. […]

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Mental health: an issue that affects all of us
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Mental health: an issue that affects all of us

Mental health: an issue that effects all of us  On September 7, health, business, and law enforcement professionals testified before the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education, and Safety) Task Force at the Capitol. Their testimony emphasized the need to reduce the involvement of people with mental health issues in the criminal justice system. The […]

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Pulitzer prize winning author headlines 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
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Pulitzer prize winning author headlines 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

Pulitzer prize winning author headlines 2017 Annual Membership Meeting November 2 was a powerful and moving evening!  The 2017 CAPPS Annual Membership Meeting and dinner attracted over 200 people from across the state, including representatives from across the political spectrum, including business and community leaders, formerly incarcerated people and their families, crime survivors, and faith […]

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Violence, accountability, and restoration: A conversation with Danielle Sered
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Violence, accountability, and restoration: A conversation with Danielle Sered

As Danielle Sered notes in her recent report, Accounting for violence: How to increase safety and break our failed reliance on mass incarceration, since 53 percent of the people incarcerated in the U.S. were convicted of assaultive crimes we will not end mass incarceration in this country unless we address the problem of violence. On […]

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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. A more detailed examination can […]

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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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