Primary Contact Name: Michelle Weemhoff
Raise the Age Campaign in Michigan: http://www.raisetheagemi.org/
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Michigan Raise the Age Poll
A poll conducted by the Marketing Resource Group (MRG) examines views across the state of Michigan by locality, demographic group, and political affiliation about the current laws regarding juvenile justice and the potential impacts of raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in the state.
The Cost of Raising the Age of Juvenile Justice in Michigan
A report prepared for the criminal justice policy commission of the Michigan legislature examines the fiscal impacts of raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18 in the state.
Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan
Human Impact Partners produced a report evaluating the health and equity impacts of charging 17-year-olds in juvenile court rather than adult court in Michigan. We’re also mobilizing public health to join the campaign to pass Raise the Age legislation in Michigan
A Conservative Case to 'Raise the Age' in Michigan
R Street study from Policy Analyst Nathan Leamer examines the law in Michigan, one of nine states with a different approach, and considers both the ineffectiveness and unintended consequences of the state’s policy of automatically trying 17-year-olds as adults.
Michigan’s Statewide Juvenile Arrest Analysis
Some of this 2015 report’s findings are that juveniles accounted for a very small proportion of all arrests, that violent crimes accounted for a very small proportion of juvenile arrests and that racial disproportionality remains a significant issue among Michigan’s juvenile arrests.
Michigan Juvenile Offenders Risk Assessment Survey Report
The goals of this report (2013) were to goals were to survey juvenile courts in Michigan, collect data on the use of assessment tools, collect data on obstacles to assessment tool use and collect data on optimal assessment tool features. One of the document’s key findings is that nearly 30% of responding jurisdictions conduct no assessment.
Youth Behind Bars: The High Cost of Kids in the Adult Justice System
Youth Behind Bars: The High Cost of Kids in the Adult Justice System (2013) written by Michelle Weemhoff and Kristen Staley documents how Michigan’s outdated approach to youth justice does little to rehabilitate children, protect public safety, or wisely invest taxpayer dollars. It has reported statistics based on how expensive, safe, and threatening this transporting is and how to change legislation as a preventative.