Garlin Gilchrist
Lieutenant Governor | MI

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist: Reducing Recidivism with Employment

Idea Category: Criminal Justice, Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

This week, NewDEAL Leader Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist joined leaders from government, business, and law enforcement to announce a new proposal for a  “Job Court” pilot program. The program is a creative solution to decrease recidivism rates by making employment opportunities available for defendants accused of low-level, nonviolent crimes. The $5.5 million investment would give 450 eligible defendants good paying jobs and transferable career skills that will help them find jobs after their sentence. To read more about how this proposal could reduce recidivism and give Michiganders a second chance while also helping businesses staff up, read the article here.

More Idea’s From Garlin Gilchrist

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Michigan: Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist – $10 million microloan program

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: ARP

ARP: Michigan Invests $83 Million in Affordable Housing Developments

Idea Category: Housing, Infrastructure | Funding Source: ARP

ARP: Michigan Invests Billions to Ensuring Access to Child Care for Working Families

Idea Category: Child Care, Safety Net | Funding Source: ARP

Michigan Creates Racial Disparities Task Force

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity | Funding Source: ARP