Justice Policy Institute's 

"Raising the Age: Shifting to a Safety and More Effective Juvenile Justice System"


The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report newest report on the growing national trend to Raise the Age, and how the youth justice systems are shifting towards more effective practices to manage the change without costs rising significantly, and achieving better public safety and youth development outcomes. 


JPI Report shows several steps Michigan should take for a more effective juvenile justice approach: 


  • Expand the Use of Diversion


  • Address Young People's Mental Health Needs


  • Reduce Reliance on Facilities, and Focus on Community Based Approaches


  • Improve the Juvenile Justice Systems' Managmeent of Resources