Youth Behind Bars Event Offers Research Data on Children in Prison

Dennis Schrantz, executive director of MCCD (standing), discusses children in Michigan prisons with (seated, left to right) Michelle Weemhoff, associate director of MCCD; Lois DeMott, Soros fellow, Family Participation Program; Kristen Staley, senior policy associate of MCCD at Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency's Youth Behind Bars event on June 25 at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.

Dennis Schrantz, executive director of MCCD (standing), discusses children in Michigan prisons with (seated, left to right)  Michelle Weemhoff, associate director of MCCD; Lois DeMott, Soros fellow, Family Participation Program; Kristen Staley, senior policy associate of MCCD at Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency's Youth Behind Bars event on June 25 at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.

July 9, 2014 - Cooley Law School hosted Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency's (MCCD) Youth Behind Bars event on June 25 at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.  Over 60 community members attended the discussion led by Heather Garretson, Cooley professor; Michelle Weemhoff, associate director of MCCD; Lois DeMott, Soros Fellow, Family Participation Program; Kristen Staley, senior policy associate of MCCD and Dennis Schrantz, executive director of MCCD.  

After the discussion, Cooley hosted a listening session to premiere the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency’s research results outlining data on children in Michigan prisons.  Those in attendance were individuals either incarcerated as youth or had loved ones in jail and prison.

Members of the community joined Heather Garretson, Cooley professor; Michelle Weemhoff, associate director of MCCD; Lois DeMott, Soros Fellow, Family Participation Program; Kristen Staley, senior policy associate of MCCD; and Dennis Schrantz, executive director of MCCD for a Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency's Youth Behind Bars event on June 25 at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.

Members of the community joined Heather Garretson, Cooley professor; Michelle Weemhoff, associate director of MCCD; Lois DeMott, Soros Fellow, Family Participation Program; Kristen Staley, senior policy associate of MCCD; and Dennis Schrantz, executive director of MCCD for a Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency's Youth Behind Bars event on June 25 at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus.

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Grand Rapids campus hosts ‘Youth Behind Bars’ event.

Faculty, community, council, gather for discussion on children in Michigan prisons.


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