An issue that has started to attack Washtenaw County is competency. The mental health concerns for our youth have essentially gone undetected. These issues have led to many young people becoming products of our criminal justice system. To discuss this matter in greater detail, we spoke to several of the top lawyers in the state of Michigan.
Matthew McManus is the Managing Member of McManus and Amadeo in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (https://www.mcmanusamadeo.com/). McManus is a top research attorney in our state and provided commentary on the subject. “I’m not just an attorney, I’m a parent of two young children, and I feel our youth need to have proper oversight from the earliest of stages. Our children are lucky enough to be in private school, but this is an issue that starts with the educational system, and we need to examine it to protect our county.”
Jennifer Kelley is a Senior Associate for McManus and Amadeo and one of the top Family Law Attorneys in Michigan. (https://www.mcmanusamadeo.com/jennifer-kelley.html). Kelley added, “In addition to being an attorney, I coach at Divine Child High School. (https://www.divinechildhighschool.org/). As coaches, teachers, and lawyers, we need to protect our young people, and I find it sad that our youth’s services are often dictated by socioeconomics. Bill (Amadeo) has dealt with a lot of competency issues, and many times we are fighting an uphill battle to get young people the help that they need.”