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.
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!
Youth Justice Legislation Introduced!
This May, a package of juvenile justice reform bills was introduced in the Michigan House. This is a major step forward in the pursuit to transform the juvenile justice system.
The package includes key reforms that will ensure young people receive the support and resources they need to thrive. Take action to help this important bill package move ahead!