Child Welfare

Hearings: Nadia Wants to Go Home

  Nadia* stared down at the floor more or less throughout the pretrial hearing, blocking out the family members and the lawyers around her at the table in a small Wayne County, Mich., courtroom. The […]

Shaka Senghor ARC

Shaka Senghor, Scott Budnick’s Successor at Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Strives to Humanize Young People in the System

Not long after he turned 19, Shaka Senghor found himself facing a bleak future. He had just entered Michigan’s state prison system after being convicted of second-degree murder. A judge had meted out a sentence […]