Lois DeMott

Lois DeMott

Lansing, MI

Host: Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Lois DeMott will launch a new project to provide critical information and support to families and friends of people incarcerated in Michigan.  

DeMott is the co-founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a statewide, grassroots organization that supports, educates, and unifies family, friends, and citizens seeking reform of the criminal justice system. She is a frequent public speaker and commentator on a range of issues affecting people who are incarcerated, especially regarding their mental health needs.

In 2009, she was awarded the “National Mother of Distinction Award” by the Campaign for Youth Justice and National Juvenile Justice Network. Most recently, DeMott served as an administrator with the Association for Children’s Mental Health. She received an associate’s degree from Argubright Business College in Battle Creek, Michigan.