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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.
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!
The Table Podcast Has Returned!
We are thrilled to announce that the first episode of Season 2 of our podcast, The Table: Conversations on Youth Justice, is now live. Hosted by MCYJ contractor and former outreach and engagement manager, Husain Haidri, The Table is a space where listeners can learn more about the youth justice system as a whole, as well as specific reform efforts. Catch up on all Season 1 episodes and listen to the new episode by clicking the button below.