Our Vision is a fair and effective justice system for Michigan’s children, youth and young adults.
WHO WE ARE
The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices that reduce confinement and support trauma-informed, racially equitable, socio-economically and culturally responsive, community-based solutions for Michigan’s justice-involved children, youth and young adults.
Founded in 1956, MCCD believes everyone is entitled to equal access and treatment within justice and human service systems and the public must be an informed and active participant in developing crime prevention and reduction policies. Through research, collaboration, and advocacy-oriented strategies we work to shape public policy, educate justice system stakeholders and support the safety of all Michigan communities.
Our Recent Work
Raise the Age has been signed into law!
Michigan has joined the majority of states by raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 to 18 years of age. To learn more about the bill package, please visit the Raise the Age website.
In-Home Care Grant Report 2019
In Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016, the Michigan Legislature appropriated funds to MDHHS for the In-Home Care Grant. This funding supports rural counties in developing and implementing innovative and community-based juvenile justice programs.
The goal of the IHC grant is to improve and expand sustainable, evidence-based treatment programming for youth, to serve as cost-effective alternatives to detention or other out-of-home placements.