Month: March 2012

A disparity I’ve noticed

Before I came to work at MCCOY as an Americorps VISTA, I had very little experience with the nonprofit world or community service initiatives. When I attended my first few meetings at MCCOY, I was surprised by how few other men were present. I started to notice an interesting trend: the overwhelming majority of youth …

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Volunteering Changed My Life

Written by: Vincent Holloway, MCCOY Board Member (youth representative)   When my older brother, Trevor, and I sat together in our garage every now and then, we would talk about random things. On one particular night, I remember him and I talking about the importance of volunteering. It wasn’t that blatant. We were talking about …

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March 12, 2012 Advocacy Update

The 2012 Indiana Legislative Session adjourned sine die (which means “without fixing a day for future action or meeting”) as of 1:44 a.m. Saturday.  And what a session is was.  MCCOY was very active monitoring bills, helping to ensure that good legislation passed through, and worked hard to stop or amend potentially harmful policy. All …

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March 2012 Might Mark the Most Influential Month in Indiana’s Juvenile Justices System

  Written by: Kelly Doria, MCCOY’s Chair of the Board of Director    The Indiana Supreme Court will have a vacancy on the court following the retirement of Chief Justice Randall Shepard on March 23, 2012.  On February 22, 2012, the Judicial Nominating Committee (7 member commission) narrowed the pool of judicial candidates to the …

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