Paul Elam is chief strategy officer at the Michigan Public Health Institute
October 14, 2020 | Paul Elam
Politicians in Michigan and across the country promise action. But as another election approaches, action is illusory.
February 13, 2018 | Paul Elam
Despite reforms, the state’s juvenile justice system remains inconsistent in how juveniles are punished and without a way to track the system’s performance statewide.
After years of pushing juveniles into adult court, the trend has shifted, and is paying off in less recidivism, lower costs and fewer lives squandered.