The following issues are available free-of-charge in any amount from the Public Policy Division. To order copies of any issues, contact Karah May at (517) 372-9310.

    Defending the Poor

    This FOCUS essay addresses the problems with Michigan's public defender system, cites Church teaching on the subject of crime and indigent defense, details those organizations supporting the Campaign for Justice, and provides additional resources.

    2009–2010 Advocacy Priorities

    Every two years the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors approves an advocacy agenda for the forthcoming legislative session. Coordinated and implemented by Conference staff, the advocacy agenda for the 95th legislative session concentrates on eight policy categories: Religious Freedom, Human Life, Children and Families, Health Care, Education, Economic Justice and Regulatory Policies, Restorative Justice, and Federal Issues.