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Juvenile Justice

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Department of Health and Human Services

Juvenile Justice

Division of Juvenile Justice Mission:

To ensure all youth and families of diverse populations, involved in Michigan's juvenile justice system, have equitable access to a continuum of research and evidence-based services that provide rehabilitation opportunities in a safe, supportive, and respectful environment that honors the youth and family voice.

Juvenile Justice Programs provides support for juvenile offenders and promotes safe communities by focusing on the following goals.

  • Safe Communities through Early Intervention, Diversion and Prevention at the Community Level.
  • Effective Community Programming.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Data Collection and Analysis.
  • Complete and Consistent Continuum of Available Services and Treatment.
  • Evidence-Based Principles/Outcome Driven Funding Through the Child Care Fund.

Juvenile Justice Vision & Values
Our plans to build a safer Michigan.

Nondiscrimination Statement(Declaración de No discriminación)

Additional Resources


There are two state-operated juvenile justice facilities in Michigan that offer a range of rehabilitation services.


Information on federal grants and Juvenile Accountability Block Grants.

Interstate Compact

Information on cooperation among states regarding conditions and requirements for interstate placement of children.

Juvenile Competency

Provides juvenile competency stakeholders with access to relevant resources and information involving juvenile competency/restoration in the state of Michigan.

Policy & Compliance

For policy manuals and guides.

Regional Detention Support Services

Provides transportation, home detention monitoring, holdover site monitoring, and alternatives to jail for juvenile offenders.

Youth Resources

Juvenile justice youth have access to a number of resources to assist them, similar to those available to all foster care youth.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) established zero-tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment of youth within any confinement facility of a federal, state or local government.