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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!

Join us this year for
Cards and Community!

Stop by on December 10th between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. at The Farm at Trinity Health Ann Arbor for our annual youth card-writing event.. This event is an opportunity to come together with other yuoth justice advocates to write cards for kids who will be spending the holidays in residential and detention facilities this season. Check our events page to learn more.

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