Be a part of our work to create a fair and effective justice system for Michigan's children, youth, and young adults.

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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!

Check Out Our 2020 Annual Report!

We are excited to share our accomplishments from the past year with you! Despite the challenges that came with the pandemic, we had an incredibly productive 2020.


Click through our annual report website to learn about our work advancing our legislative priorities, supporting youth justice reform taking place in communities across the state, our calls to action for statewide policy changes, and our work to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in detention and residential facilities.

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