Press Releases

  1. Washtenaw County Justice Partners Award $450,000 in Grant Funding to Washtenaw County Organizations

    Funding to Provide Mentorship, Housing Assistance, and Workforce Development to Reduce Recidivism In Washtenaw County. Read on...
  2. Funding Moves Forward for Eastern County Recreation and Community Center

  3. Media Release: Understanding and Supporting CVI

    Understanding and supporting community-based violence intervention (CVI) - A path to peace by reducing violence as an answer to conflict. Read on...
  4. Washtenaw County ID Card Now More Accessible - Application Fee Reduced

  5. Community Priority Fund Update to the Board of Commissioners

  6. Washtenaw County Health Department Seeks Community Members for New Health Equity Council

    Members will provide valuable leadership and guidance to address local health disparities Read on...
  7. Get Your Updated COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot

    As the weather gets colder and more of us gather indoors with loved ones, flu and COVID-19 vaccines (including updated boosters) are critically important in protecting health. Read on...
  8. WCSO Welcomes a New K-9 Team

    The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the addition of a new Police Service Dog Handler and two (2) new Police Service Dogs. Read on...
  9. Washtenaw County Hosts Team from the Fine and Fee Justice Center

    Washtenaw County Hosts Team from the Fine and Fee Justice Center as part of the “Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice” Cohort Read on...
  10. Quit Smoking This Fall with Support from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline

    Incentive program available for those who use menthol and want to quit Read on...
  11. The national 988 Lifeline for mental health launched

    What does that mean for Washtenaw? Read on...
  12. Washtenaw County Invests in Affordable Home Ownership Development

    Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted to invest $3.6M of the County’s American Rescue Plan allocation into a housing development in Ypsilanti that will bring an affordable, home ownership opportunities to residents. Read on...
  13. Washtenaw County Earns Spot in Competitive “Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice” Cohort

    Washtenaw County one of six, local governments selected to participate Read on...
  14. Washtenaw County's Annual "Stuff the Bus" Campaign Kicks off on August 1st!

    Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, 2022, a full-sized school bus will be located at the Target parking lot in Pittsfield Township and the Oak Valley parking lot Ann Arbor from 8:30am-3:00pm. Read on...
  15. Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach Closure

    Independence Lake beach closed due to high levels of bacteria Read on...
  16. Press Release: SHERIFF CLAYTON SPEAKS ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSAY OF DACA ABOUT ITS VALUE

    Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton was recently asked to contribute to a blog about DACA and immigration reform by LEITF (Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force). Read on...
  17. Press Release: National Initiative: TRANSFORM911

    WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF JERRY CLAYTON PARTICIPATES IN A NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOCUSED ON EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS. TRANSFORM911 ROLLS OUT BLUEPRINT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE. Read on...
  18. Press Release: TOWARD A FAIR, JUST AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE

  19. Board of Commissioners Set to Consider $1.6 Million Investment in Community Violence Interventions

    The Board of Commissioners is set to deliberate and vote on recommendations to invest $1.6 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund three community violence prevention programs as part of the Board-created Community Priority Fund (CPF) Read on...
  20. Washtenaw County Prosecutor Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

    Our office has been fighting in court to secure recognition of the right to an abortion under the Michigan Constitution—which provides protections wholly independent of the federal Constitution. Read on...
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