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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!
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MCYJ Holiday
Open House Event!

Join us for our annual youth card-writing event, Cards & Community, at our new office space in Ann Arbor to meet staff and write cards to youth who will be in detention or residential treatment this holiday season. Or join us virtually from the comfort of your home. Our open house event will take place Friday, December 16th, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Save the date and RSVP today!


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