GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Justice Reform Town Hall was held in Grand Rapids on Monday evening, April 9 to address the issue of Michigan's bail system.
State Rep. David LaGrand hosted the town hall with a panel of guests to talk about issues in criminal justice reform. The event was held at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Administration building auditorium.
"I think the most important thing to think about when you're talking about criminal justice work is we've really got to focus on not just safety, but also the needs of the victim," said LaGrand. "Victims want apologies. They want to tell their story. They want to understand why this happened to them. And they want to be made whole, and they want to heal."
The other panelists at the event were Natasha Neal, GRPS Director of Community and Student Affairs; Derrick Franke, an MSU professor; and Chris Becker, the Kent County Prosecutor.
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