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


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.

In Michigan, juvenile court involvement can result in immense financial burden for youth and their families.
Learn more about what we're doing to raise awareness about the impact of juvenile court fines and fees here.

Our Work

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Join us for a free event.

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

This feature length documentary takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. "The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education."

This free film screening will be followed by an open discussion about the film and broader youth justice issues.


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1679 Broadway Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48105