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Rick Speck, Community Engagement Specialist

Speck joined Safe & Just Michigan in 2020 and serves as our community engagement specialist.

“I believe in the work that Safe & Just Michigan is doing — and the way we are doing it — by bringing system-impacted people to the table to be partners in it,” Speck said.

Before joining Safe & Just Michigan, Speck worked as an organizer for ACLU of Michigan’s Smart Justice program, a part of ACLU’s national effort to reduce prison populations by 50 percent. Before that, he was the founder and executive director of LUCK Inc., an organization helping people released from prison re-establish themselves and thrive in their communities.

Speck attended Wayne County Community College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

He lives in Warren.