Raise the Age : A Toolkit for Grassroot Organizers

As advocates, we recommend that Michigan raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18. Additionally, we recommend that all youth under the age of 18 be removed from adult correctional facilities and be relocated to facilities which can adequately serve their developmental needs.

This toolkit will allow volunteers to involve themselves in the Raise the Age campaign, make a difference by highlighting the plight of incarcerated youth in the adult system and effectively advocate for much-needed policy change.

In this toolkit you will find: 

  1. Information for Advocacy;

  2. Strategies for Advocacy;

  3. Tools for Advocacy;

  4. Additional Raise the Age Resources