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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.
Clean Slate for Kids Passed!
MCYJ is excited to announce that Clean Slate for Kids (SB 681 and SB 682) legislation has been signed into law! We would like to extend our thanks to Governor Whitmer, Senators Jeff Irwin and Peter Lucido, and all of our supporters who helped get these bills passed. Thanks to your dedicated efforts, Michigan's youth have been given a chance at a future unhindered by a juvenile record.
Click here to learn more about Clean Slate for Kids.
In Michigan, juvenile court involvement can result in immense financial burden for youth and their families.
Learn more about what we're doing to raise awareness about the impact of juvenile court fines and fees here.