Far too many of Michigan’s most vulnerable children - particularly those affected by trauma, abuse, neglect, mental illness and disability - either drift into or are referred into a juvenile justice system that is inappropriate and ill equipped to serve their needs.


Report Urges More Community-Based Treatment For Juvenile Offenders

The state could save money by addressing children convicted in the juvenile justice system through community-based rehabilitation instead of through housing them in secure residential facilities, according to a MCCD study.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Growing Movement Toward Localizing Juvenile Justice

Not since the opening of the first juvenile reform school in 1886 has our nation's approach to confining delinquent youth experienced such fundamental and widespread change. From California to New York, states are reducing juvenile placements, shuttering facilities and shifting money and kids to county control. If done thoughtfully, it's a trend that holds much promise.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

New law makes it easier to expunge juvenile criminal offenses

More juvenile offenders can now get their criminal records expunged under a bill that received rare unanimous agreement by the state House and Senate.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Tough Times For Girls In Juvenile Justice System

The number of boys locked up for crimes has dropped over the past decade, but the number of young women detained in jails and residential centers has moved in the other direction.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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