Alicia Guevara Warren

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Opinion | Michigan must stop charging 17-year-olds as adults

June 22, 2018 | Alicia Guevara Warren

They’re too young to vote, but in Michigan, 17-year-olds are considered adults in criminal court. Only four states do that.

For many in Michigan, a perilous time to be a child

April 18, 2017 | Alicia Guevara Warren

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows more kids living in poverty, and at risk for neglect and toxic stress.

Do kids really count in Michigan? Data shows them losing ground

March 25, 2016 | Alicia Guevara Warren

The annual roundup of statistics surrounding children and families show poverty is increasing, parents are more stressed and abuse is up. But there are some bright spots

Bad news for Michigan kids, at a time when it should be better

July 31, 2015 | Alicia Guevara Warren

Years after a bruising recession ended, even more of the state’s children are living in poverty than when it was at its peak. What’s the policy solution? Help their parents, for starters.