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Michigan

Contact Information

The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) is statewide citizen-led criminal justice, public policy agency. The Council’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of policies and systems, which address the prevention and control of crime and delinquency. An ongoing focus of the Council has been to reduce the amount of state money spent on ineffective incarceration and to reinvest the savings in proven policies and programs in local communities.

Primary Contact Name: Kristen Staley

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Phone: 517-482-4161
Website: www.miccd.org
Twitter: @JusticeinMI

Raise the Age Campaign in Michiganhttp://www.raisetheagemi.org/


Legislation

  • In October 2015, 14 state lawmakers introduced a 21-bill package with bipartisan, bicameral support to reform Michigan’s juvenile justice system:

    Type of Reform

    Bill number: HB4947
    Raise the age for court jurisdiction
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4948
    Raise the age of general jurisdiction
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4951
    Type of reform: Raise the age for competency
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4949
    Type of reform: Raise the age for juvenile diversion
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4950
    Raise the age for Youth Rehabilitation Services Act
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4953
    Raise the age for Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Act
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4952
    Raise the age for Personal Protection Order
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: 4954
    Raise the age – Holmes Youthful Trainee Act
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: 4964
    Type of reform: Raise the age – Holmes Youthful Trainee Act
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: 4954
    County Child Care Fund reimbursement
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4958
    Prohibits placement in adult facility
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4957
    Prohibits placement in adult facility - pretrial
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4959
    Prohibits placement in adult facility – pretrial detention
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4960, HB4961, HB462
    Specified Offenses – Eliminate certain offenses from specified juvenile offense
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB 4955, HB4956
    Equal consideration of mitigating factors for traditional waiver
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4963
    Data: Public monitoring of youth in DOC
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4966
    Solitary confinement – Time spent in cells for under 21-year-olds
    Year: Introduced in 2015

    Bill number: HB4965
    Family Advisory Board
    Year: Introduced in 2015


Reports

  • A Conservative Case to 'Raise the Age' in Michigan

    R Street study from Policy Analyst Nathan Leamer examines the law in Michigan, one of nine states with a different approach, and considers both the ineffectiveness and unintended consequences of the state’s policy of automatically trying 17-year-olds as adults.

  • Michigan’s Statewide Juvenile Arrest Analysis

    Some of this 2015 report’s findings are that juveniles accounted for a very small proportion of all arrests, that violent crimes accounted for a very small proportion of juvenile arrests and that racial disproportionality remains a significant issue among Michigan’s juvenile arrests.

  • Michigan Juvenile Offenders Risk Assessment Survey Report

    The goals of this report (2013) were to goals were to survey juvenile courts in Michigan, collect data on the use of assessment tools, collect data on obstacles to assessment tool use and collect data on optimal assessment tool features. One of the document’s key findings is that nearly 30% of responding jurisdictions conduct no assessment.

  • Youth Behind Bars: The High Cost of Kids in the Adult Justice System

    Youth Behind Bars: The High Cost of Kids in the Adult Justice System (2013) written by Michelle Weemhoff and Kristen Staley documents how Michigan’s outdated approach to youth justice does little to rehabilitate children, protect public safety, or wisely invest taxpayer dollars. It has reported statistics based on how expensive, safe, and threatening this transporting is and how to change legislation as a preventative.