Public Policy and Technical Assistance Division
Serving justice professionals, decision makers, and service providers in communities throughout Michigan.
Research and Evaluation:
The Council monitors, assesses and evaluates state and local prevention efforts; criminal and juvenile justice policy and programs; and provides recommendations for research-based improvements.
The Council educates the public through the development and dissemination of public awareness campaigns, criminal and juvenile justice data, newsletters, issue papers and policy statements, trainings and conferences.
MCCD assesses gaps in the prevention, sanctions and services continuum at state and local levels. The Council recommends, and in some cases, develops model programs to address victimization.
The Council supports the development of effective justice policy at the federal, state and local levels, particularly policies which serve to prevent criminal and delinquent behavior.
Consultation and Technical Assistance:
The Council provides professional assistance and services to local communities and statewide organizations in identifying and remedying justice related problems.
MCCD Areas of Expertise:
- Data collection and analysis
- Resource Assessment and Program Development
- Systems Planning
- Legislative Initiatives
- Balanced and Restorative Justice
- Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
- Service Continuums: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Aftercare
- Community Corrections
- Children’s Visitation Program
Anti-Violence/Violence Prevention Initiatives:
- Antecedents to Violence
- Media Campaigns
- Community Mobilization
- Promising Approaches
Family and Community Services Division
Strengthening Parent/Child Relationships
- Child centered visits at women's prisons
- Parenting classes for imprisoned parents
- Support groups for imprisoned parents
- Support groups for children
Addressing Family Needs
- Needs assessment conducted with children and their caregivers
- Service plan developed
- Services arranged and monitored
- Mentoring services provided
Advancing Educational Success:
- Children's educational needs identified, arranged, and monitored
- Educational services
- Parents provided skills needed to become active participants in child's educational experience
Facilitating Family Reunification
- Develop offender family/community reentry plan
- Identify and address child caregiver concerns
- Arrange and monitor needed services
- Provide ongoing support for reunited families
Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency ~ Children's Services Division
1115 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 201 19500 Middlebelt Road, #200-E
Lansing, Michigan 48912 Livonia, Michigan 48152
Voice: (517) 482-4161 Voice: (248) 888-1194
Fax: (517) 482-0020 Fax: (248) 888-1290