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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 April 29th, 16-year old Cornelius Frederick was restrained by Lakeside Academy staff. Two days later, he died from complications relating to this incident. Both those involved with his restraint as well as the facility, Lakeside Academy, need to be held accountable for Cornelius Frederick’s death.