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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.

On May 1, 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks died after being restrained for throwing a sandwich at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, MI, which is run by a national for-profit company Sequel Youth and Family Services. Click for more on Cornelius' story and what has taken place since his tragic passing.

Our Work

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Contrary to popular belief, juvenile records are not entirely confidential, and don't go away when a kid turns 18. Help protect Michigan's youth today by urging your senators to vote Yes on SB 681.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48105