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Mary King, Executive Director, talks about Michigan’s new Raise the Age law. What's the best way to implement it.

Executive Director, Mary King, speaks on Detroit Public TV about Poverty, Prison, and Delinquency.

A Follow-Up - Poverty: A Pathway to Prison -

The Intersection Chapter 3: Poverty


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This Is the Situation Podcast​

MCYJ Executive Director, Jason Smith, talks with Big Bro B about youth justice, opportunities for youth, removing barriers, and more.

The Craig Fahle show on Deadline Detroit
00:00 / 28:25

Executive Director Jason Smith talks about residential reforms that began following the tragic death of a youth who resided at a Child Caring Institution, workgroups led by MDHHS to work on these reforms, challenges youth face who are housed in out-of-state facilities, and more.

Mirs News Podcast
MCJY Executive Director, Jason Smith, talks about residential reform, the COVID-19 crisis and youth justice, the need for better data, and more.  

WKZO: An Interview on Juvenile Records Bills SB 681 & 682
00:00 / 08:10

Former Executive Director, Mary King, talks to Ken Lanphear of WKZO about the importance of getting Senate Bills 681 and 682 passed for better protections for juvenile records, and for justice-impacted youth to have an automatic set-aside process. 

For the web Youth Justice Fees 2-way
00:00 / 04:32

Director of Youth Justice Policy, Jason Smith, talks to Tia Graham about court-imposed fines and fees for Michigan's justice-involved youth.

WKZO: Organization Joins Calls to Close
00:00 / 07:14

Executive Director, Mary King, speaks with Ken Lanphear of WKZO Radio on the calls to close Lakeside Academy, a residential facility for youth. The call for closure follows shortly after a resident, Cornelius Frederick, died after being restrained for throwing a sandwich at a staff member. [Source]

Bills to “raise the age” for automatic adult prosecution head to governor’s desk
00:00 / 01:04

Both chambers of the Michigan Legislature have approved bills that would stop the state from automatically treating 17-year-olds arrested for a crime as adults. Jason Smith, the Director of Youth Justice Policy,shares what this legislation will mean for young people across the state if Governor Whitmer signs it into law. [Source]

Beyond the Headlines – Detroit – Episode 27
00:00 / 01:04
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