juvenile crime

7:13 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Benton Harbor Plan Would Put Juvenile Offenders to Work

Community service would be option instead of fining offenders' parents
BENTON HARBOR - If all goes as planned, the Benton Harbor Public Safety Department will have a juvenile diversion program in operation next summer, Acting Director Dan McGinnis said during a recent Benton Harbor Public Safety and Recreation Committee meeting.
12:26 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Lawmakers weigh what to do with "juvenile lifers"

Legislature and state Supreme Court consider meaning of federal court decisions
The conflicting emotions are surfacing as the Legislature struggles to pass bills to allow re-sentencing - but not immediate eligibility for parole - for Michigan's juvenile lifers, while facing a federal judge's Jan. 31 deadline to reform state sentencing policies. The bills also would permit less-than-life sentences for juveniles who commit murders in the future.
6:28 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Federal appeals court stays order requiring hearings for juvenile lifers

Mandatory life sentences were struck down by U.S. Supreme Court
LANSING -- A federal appeals panel has temporarily stayed an order that would have required the state of Michigan to give parole hearings to 350 inmates serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as minors. The order, signed Monday, puts a pause on an order issued last month by U.S.
Juvenile crime
8:23 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Kalamazoo Gazette explores drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County

The Kalamazoo Gazette series doesn't find concrete evidence that the Kalamazoo Promise has led to a drop in juvenile crime
Credit WMUK

In a week long series the Kalamazoo Gazette finds there has been a significant drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County since 2008

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8:22 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Juvenile crime drops in Kalamazoo County

Drop since 2008 still leaves Kalamazoo County above state average
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The fight broke out when Jalissa Paige called Jasmine Bloodworth's nephew "ugly." Fists flew before Jalissa, then 16, stabbed Jasmine twice in the chest, dropping the 17-year-old to the sidewalk, killing her. It was 2007 - a year when Kalamazoo teens were killing teens.