Elva Reyes

Raise The Age in Michigan for adult sentencing

LLEAD Lansing member attending  incarceration age meeting.

In November 2017 LLEAD member Elva Reyes attended a Raise The Age in Michigan meeting. Michigan was 1 of 5 states that automatically allowed 17 year-olds to be tried and sentenced as adults. Raise The Age in Michigan supports legislation which would raise the age of legal adulthood in the court system and treat 17year-olds as minors and give teens access to a diversion program or counseling.



Lansing LLEAD at Henry Cisneros Reception

Lansing LLEAD members with former US Secretary of HUD, Henry Cisneros

Lansing LLEAD members Maria Starr Van Core, Elva Reyes, Diana Rivera, Rudy Reyes, Diana Flores and Alberto Flores with Henry Cisneros at a reception, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University on October 1, 2017.  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Henry Cisneros, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Development, lectured  on cities and the economy, smart growth and sustainability, and American Latinos and the nation’s future.