Why a Michigan Law Enforcement Agency Employs Formerly Incarcerated People to Bridge the Police-Community Divide


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Case Study

Sheriff’s Office Hires Formerly Incarcerated Community Members to Promote Alternatives to Enforcement

Since 2009, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in Michigan has been successfully implementing an innovative community outreach program that employs formerly incarcerated individuals as outreach workers (OWs). OWs assist with proactive policing strategies such as referring community members to resources, applying system expertise to help i ...

  • Rebecca Neusteter, Megan O'Toole, Libby Doyle
December 05, 2018

Emerging Issues in American Policing Digest

Emerging Issues in American Policing Digest is a quarterly digest intended for police-practitioners and community members that presents innovations in the field of policing from the leading academic journals and research publications. To receive the digest via email, or to share questions or suggestions, please email EmergingIssuesPolicing@vera.org ...

  • Abdul Rad, Jackson Beck, Frankie Wunschel, Anna Stenkamp, Daniel Bodah
June 01, 2018