Michigan is currently one of five states to automatically try 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. Since the Michigan adult criminal justice system is not structured to handle the developmental, educational or social needs of children, the Michigan League for Public Policy is working with a coalition of organizations to raise the age to 18 to allow all children to access juvenile justice services.
Were you a 17-year-old sentenced as an adult? Or have you received services through the juvenile justice system? Your story can make a difference.
Provide whatever personal information you feel comfortable with below, as well as a brief description of the story you would like to tell. A staffer will reach out to you shortly.
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