MPHI’s Chief Strategy Officer, Paul Elam, PhD recently participated in the Detroit-based Hudson-Webber Foundation’s Michigan Safety and Justice Roundtable in Detroit.

On September 6 and 7, experts in juvenile and criminal justice gathered in Detroit to co-create a vision for effective and equitable youth and adult justice in Michigan.  The convening was hosted by the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The roundtable brought together stakeholders with diverse perspectives from across the political spectrum to share promising practices, common challenges, and action items on a range of topics. Dr. Elam was invited as a plenary speaker to identify current issues and challenges related to youth diversion, reentry, and aftercare.

Dr. Elam is a national expert specializing in juvenile justice and equity, has a wealth of knowledge and experience measuring racial and ethnic disproportionality, and believes that sound public policy analysis should include an examination of whether all people are being treated fairly and equitably.

Photo Credit: Hudson-Webber Foundation/Andy Sandifer Photography