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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.

Justice for Kids and Communities

A monumental, comprehensive juvenile justice reform package was just signed into law. 


This landmark legislation, a result of recommendations from the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, aims to expand funding for community-based care, eliminate the majority of juvenile court fines and fees, and expand the role of the Child Advocate to oversee investigations within juvenile justice facilities.

Voices of Justice Youth Fellowship

Voices of Justice is a nine-month fellowship program in Michigan for justice-involved youth (ages 16 - 21). The program's goals include increasing policy and advocacy skills, leading a local advocacy project focused on the juvenile justice system, and more. The program begins fall of 2024. Learn more and nominate a young person by June 14th below!

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