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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!

MCYJ is pleased to announce we are launching a podcast in 2022! The first episode of "The Table: Conversations on Youth Justice" with Gabrielle Dresner, MCYJ Policy Associate is set to drop on Monday, January 3rd, 2022! You can look forward to learning about the youth justice system, our current legislative campaigns, and more.

We are excited to spread the message of justice reform in this new way. Look for The Table on all platforms podcasts are available! 

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