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Past Trainings & Events

  • 2023 School Justice Conference: Creating Transformative Schools

On October 25th, 2023 MCYJ, in partnership with the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, hosted an in-person school justice conference during Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM). The conference included a roster of experts, advocates, and thought leaders who shared their insights on the intersection of education and justice. The conference also featured keynote Jaime T. Koppel, from Communities for Just Schools Fund. Sessions fell under three themes of (1) Best Practices for Preventing School Disruptions, (2) Honoring the Whole Child, and (3) Action Planning to Create Transformative Schools. At the end of each panel discussion, participants were able to partake in a Q&A session with the session's speaker(s).

  • 2023 Forum on Juvenile Justice Reform

On March 9th, 2023 MCYJ partnered with the League of Women Voters of Washtenaw County to share the findings from the report created by the Juvenile Justice Task Force at a community forum. Panelists included MCYJ executive director, Jason Smith, and co-director of Juvenile Justice Clinic and University of Michigan Law professor, Kim Thomas. Both Smith and Thomas discussed a breakdown of the main points from the 32 recommendations in the report.  At the end of the discussion, community members were able to engage in a Q&A session with the panelists.

View the full video from the event here.

  • 2022 Beyond Fines and Fees Webinar

In celebration of Youth Justice Action Month, MCYJ hosted Beyond Fines and Fees. The impacts of juvenile justice system fines and fees on youth and families were discussed from both state and national leadership working to advance debt free justice. Watch the full recording below.

MCYJ has offered a variety of training for professionals, students, and community members over the years. To view some of our past offerings, click HERE.

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