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Executive Director, Mary King, speaks with Ken Lanphear of WKZO Radio on the calls to close Lakeside Academy, a residential facility for youth. The call for closure follows shortly after a resident, Cornelius Frederick, died after being restrained for throwing a sandwich at a staff member. [Source]
Both chambers of the Michigan Legislature have approved bills that would stop the state from automatically treating 17-year-olds arrested for a crime as adults. Michigan is one of only four states in the nation to still do so. Jason Smith is the director of Youth Justice Policy for the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency. He shared what this legislation will mean for young people across the state if Governor Whitmer signs it into law. [Source]