Community Outreach is a fundamental part of the Department of Justice’s approach to fighting crime and protecting and defending the rights and interests of the citizens of the Western District of Michigan. Community Outreach in this district takes many different forms, including Department of Justice initiatives, state wide and district wide initiatives, law enforcement training, listening tours, community meetings and educational presentations.
Some of the outreach initiatives and meetings we are involved in on a regular basis include:
Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crime (MIAAHC)
Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT)
Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force
Native American Initiatives, including Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings on combating sexual assault and annual government to government meetings.
Media Events/Press Conferences
Educational Outreach in the areas of Bullying, Social Media and Internet Safety
“Justice Scholars” Middle School Program on the Criminal Justice System and Criminal Justice Careers
Grand Rapids Community Re-Entry Coordinating Council