Thank you, Michigan, for passing Clean Slate for Kids!
In Michigan, youth who come in contact with law enforcement have not previously had the protections many assume they do. Many juvenile court records were accessible to the general public, which may have hindered the youth's chance of finding employment, housing, or even getting into college. Although many youth are eventually eligible for sealing the record of their juvenile adjudications, there were significant barriers to completing the process.
Thanks to the efforts of MCYJ supporters, Senator Irwin, Senator Lucido, the Michigan legislature, and Governor Whitmer this has changed.