Grantee Cohort Fall 2019
The Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration was created in 2015 when a group of criminal justice advocates launched a coalition to reform carceral-based criminal justice solutions in Michigan. Currently, more than 50 organizations and 250 individuals make up the collaborative’s membership. Its general members include organizers and policy advocates, direct service organizations with a mission to serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, faith-based groups and prison-based membership organizations.
Over two years, the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration will use its Art for Justice grant in three priority areas of work: prosecutorial reform through public education about the role of prosecutors and their impact on mass incarceration; pretrial reform through the elimination of money bail; and support for incarcerated parents, especially pregnant women and mothers, and increased visitation opportunities for children with incarcerated parents.