“Coming into the jail, you often don’t know when you'll get out,” says Aaron Suganuma, the reentry coordinator. “Our goal has been to reach people as early as possible and connect them to resources that will promote their long term stability...” Read more.
We’re trying to break the cycle of recidivism and reduce racial disparities, says Willie Sturdivant, Jr., a case manager who works with the county’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion and Deflection (LEADD) program.…. Read more.
Thanks to millage funding, the relationship between the WCSO and WCCMH is more formal than it was previously—which is fueling more and better reforms…. Read more.
This past March, a 32-year-old armed man barricaded himself in his Superior Township home. While details of a dramatic 36-hour standoff with police made headlines across the state, today many Washtenaw County residents remain unaware of an important detail… Read more.
The best part of the co-response program is that she connects with people who might need Community Mental Health services but would never reach out for them directly… Read more.
Problem-oriented policing is the type of policing many in our community have been asking to see. It's our policing philosophy, and to have the conference coming here is a pretty big deal," says Derrick Jackson, director of community engagement at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office... Read more
The Community Violence Intervention Team (CVIT), is a collaborative effort that seeks to prevent gun violence in Washtenaw County. The team came out of an effort, spearheaded by former Ypsilanti Mayor Lois Richardson, to address community violence … Read more.
“The work that we've been doing primarily with the WeLIVE program is on the street level gang violence, and that is about 80 to 85% retaliatory” says Derrick Jackson, Washtenaw County Sheriff Department Director of Community Engagement… Read more