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Dwayne Provience shaking hands Dwayne Provience shaking hands

Features Spring 2014

Imprisoned, Exonerated — and Now an “Unsecured Creditor”

Dwayne Provience spent almost a decade in prison before the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the U-M Law School won his exoneration in 2010. He filed a civil lawsuit against the city, and a settlement panel proposed a payment of $5 million. Now he's on a list of Detroit’s unsecured creditors.

Young girl hugging her father Young girl hugging her father

Features Spring 2014

Detroit Center for Family Advocacy: Keeping Families Together

The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy (CFA), founded by Vivek Sankaran, ’01, a clinical professor of law in the Law School’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic, works like this: An attorney from the center partners with a social worker and family advocate to remove legal barriers and safety risks that otherwise might cause a child to be put in the foster care system.