© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Criminal Justice & Legal System

Michigan’s juvenile justice system treats kids differently county by cash-strapped county

5929769873_31729ac937_b.jpg
SalFalko
/
FLICKR - http://bit.ly/1xMszCg
Michigan youth have been caught in a juvenile justice system that doesn't work equally across the state, Paul Elam says.

Governor Rick Snyder has suggested Michigan should restructure the state’s juvenile justice system. However, little has been done.

Paul Elam, president of Public Policy Associates and an advocate for juvenile justice, recently wrote an opinion piece in Bridge Magazine, which indicated the youth in the juvenile justice system don’t have the luxury of time.

Elam joined Stateside to discuss the lack of fairness in Michigan’s juvenile justice system, how the legislature and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can fix disparities between counties, and what reforms have worked.

Listen above.

(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or with this RSS link)

Related Content