This final report summarizes the accomplishments of each IHC pilot site and provides lessons learned and recommendations for planning, implementing, and replicating new community-based programs for justice- involved youth.
This report outlines the activities of the project, highlights the lessons learned about how to support the health, safety and well-being of justice-involved youth with diverse SOGIE in Wayne County, and discusses the next steps to continue advancing justice for youth with diverse SOGIE in confinement.
The report has found that “tough on crime” youth policies are ineffective, unfair, and cost taxpayers a lot of money. The report recommends raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18, allowing 17-year olds to access rehabilitative juvenile services.
The scope of this report includes diversion programs initiated before juvenile court adjudication and excludes programs that divert adjudicated youth from deeper system involvement, such as mental health and drug courts and detention diversion programs.
This report highlights the successful movement toward community-based programs in Michigan counties and reviews the strengths of the state’s current juvenile justice system and its barriers preventing improvements.
The Community Solutions Toolkit and Resource Guide was developed by the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD), a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness of policies and systems aimed at preventing and reducing crime.