Show Your Support and Endorse Raise the Age Today! 

As an Individual

Are you an individual that supports Raise the Age? Would you like to be kept up to date with our most recent Raise the Age news? Sign on to the statement of principles today! 

As a Michigan Organization

Are you part of an organization that supports Michigan's Raise the Age campaign? Show your organization's support by signing onto our statement of principles below!

As a Local Elected Official

Juvenile justice services are delivered at the local level, which is why it's critical to have buy-in from your local government stakeholders. If you are a local elected official that endorses Michigan's Raise the Age campaign, please click below!

 

We also encourage community members to ask their local elected officials to show their support by signing onto the Local Elected Official sign-on letter which can be found below. 

As a Public Health Organization

Are you part of a public health organization that endorses Raise the Age? Do you have the authority to endorse on behalf of your organization? As health professionals, we call upon you to use your power to protect and nurture all of Michigan’s children. Don’t allow another young person to suffer, despair, or lose their life as a result of this outdated and dangerous law. Raising the age will not only mean safer and healthier outcomes for youth but also increased public safety and well-being for all Michiganders.

 

Join other public health organizations that have endorsed Michigan's Raise the Age campaign!

  • ARC of Michigan

  • NASW of Michigan 

  • Ingham County Health Department

  • Michigan Association of Local Public Health 

  • Michigan Alliance of Latinos Moving Toward Advancement

  • Gratiot County Health Department

  • Detroit Wayne County Health Authority

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health 

 

As a Public Health Professional

Are you a public health provider that supports Michigan's Raise the Age campaign but you are unable to endorse on behalf or your organization? As health professionals, we call upon you to use your power to protect and nurture all of Michigan’s children. Don’t allow another young person to suffer, despair, or lose their life as a result of this outdated and dangerous law. Raising the age will not only mean safer and healthier outcomes for youth but also increased public safety and well-being for all Michiganders.

As a Faith Based Organization

Faith communities have joined together to express their support for improving the way Michigan protects and values its youngest citizens involved in the justice system. Across faith traditions, we believe that youth, with proper guidance and support, have an incredible capacity for rehabilitation and redemption.

 

Join other faith-based organizations that have endorsed Michigan's Raise the Age campaign: 

  • Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

  • Friends of Restorative Justice 

  • Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church

  • St. Mary Student Parish, Ann Arbor Michigan

  • Episcopal Diocese of Michigan 

  • Church of the Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ

  • Woodside Church, Flint Michigan 

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