Frank Vandervort

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Opinion | Michigan’s minority children aren’t treated fairly in our courts

Opinion | Michigan’s minority children aren’t treated fairly in our courts

July 10, 2020 | Frank Vandervort

Michigan’s juvenile court system disproportionately impacts Black and Brown children, and they get poor legal representation. That needs to change.

Juvenile justice reform and the myth of the superpredator

Juvenile justice reform and the myth of the superpredator

May 17, 2016 | Frank Vandervort

Michigan’s get-tough juvenile laws created in the era of “punk prisons” are misguided, and should be guided instead by the science of adolescent development.