At the Capitol
Debate on juvenile justice reform has begun in Lansing and will continue into 2017. The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan believes that any reform should be built on a set of principles:
- Changes to the juvenile justice system requires an investment in the system prior to making changes. All of us want to see a juvenile offender receive whatever treatment or sanction best suits the offender so that they do not commit any more crimes. We want a juvenile’s first encounter with the criminal justice system to be their last.
Watch this page for more information as reforms that are being debated move through the legislature.