MCCD - Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

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.

Program Development:

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