For the past 15 years, Cole has successfully walked alongside youth, families, and systems to pave the way towards improved outcomes for all. Cole understands the impact that shared language and understanding can have on youth, families, systems and communities. He currently works directly with family services systems from across the state (juvenile justice, child welfare, etc.) to provide parenting education, youth empowerment opportunities, youth/family engagement strategies, cultural responsibility across systems, and other training and support for youth, families and those that serve them. Mr. Williams also provides high level, sought after workshops and trainings that are rooted in a culture of care for system-serving professions who engage and provide services to system-involved families.
Mr. Williams was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2021 to serve on the Michigan Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force and subsequently Cole's recently been appointed and is honored and proudly serves on the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice in 2022.