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Washtenaw County
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This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with the director of the Washtenaw County Children’s Services Department, Lisa Greco, as we continue our “Get to Know Your County Government" series.


Handcuffs
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State lawmakers are trying to once again raise the age of who is considered an ‘adult’ in the criminal justice system.


Handcuffs
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A package of bills in the state House would classify 17 year-olds as juveniles, rather than automatically treating them as adults.


Michigan Capitol
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The state Legislature returns this week – but they’ll likely save big issues for after the election.  Although they’re scheduled to meet next week as well –those session days could get canceled.


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Many children across the country have incarcerated friends or relatives, especially in the juvenile detention system.  Now, an Ypsilanti elementary school has launched a program to keep its students from entering that system themselves.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly sit down with Erickson Elementary Principal Kelly Mickel and social worker Jody O'Bryan to discuss the school's new "Village Project."


Michigan Youth Challenge Academy
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Kids in Michigan might get a new way to keep their criminal records clean. 


Prisons
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Legislation to keep many 17-year-olds from going to adult prisons cleared a state House panel on Tuesday.