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Be a part of our work to create a fair and effective justice system for Michigan's children, youth, and young adults.

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MCYJ at a Glance

The Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MCYJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices that reduce confinement and support trauma-informed, racially equitable, socio-economically and culturally responsive, community-based solutions for Michigan’s justice-involved children, youth and young adults.

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Debt-Free Justice

Every year, justice-involved young people in Michigan and their families are thrown into significant debt due to excessive court fines and fees levied upon them as they move through the juvenile justice system.

You can learn more about our campaign 
here. Please take action by urging the House Judiciary Committee to vote YES on Debt-Free Justice legislation!

October School Justice

Join us on October 25th at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel for our in-person school justice conference, Creating Transformative Schools! Hosted in partnership with the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, this day-long conference promises to be an enlightening and empowering experience focused on the connections between education and justice.

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