Youth Behind Bars: Report Exposes High Cost of Kids in Michigan's Adult Criminal Justice System

The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) has been working for over a year on a crucial report: Youth Behind Bars: Exploring the Impact of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Kids in Michigan's Criminal Justice System. The report states that from 2003 through 2013, more than 20,000 Michigan youth were placed on adult probation, detained in jail, or imprisoned for an offense committed when they were younger than 18 years old. Michigan is one of ten states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults, accounting for 95 percent of youth in the adult system. The majority of these charges were for non-violent offenses that did not include a weapon.

Take some time to read the report and find out what is happening to kids in our adult system. The report is posted below.. Click here to view all of the report materials prepared by MCCD.

June 20: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop

Event Date: 
06/20/2014 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).

Sessions include:

Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit MI 48219

The Center for Positive Living Support upcoming trainings

The Center for Positive Living Support is offering Mental Health First Aid trainings free of charge to people in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. These trainings are free of charge due to a grant from MDCMH facilitated through Training and Treatment Innovations.

Adult Mental health First Aid training is May 20th at MORC Inc. in Auburn Hills 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Youth Mental Health First Aid for adults who support youth (12-25) will be offered at MORC in Clinton Township on May 28 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

They are also offering two other trainings:

Parenting in a Culture of Gentleness
May 9th from 9am-4 pm at MORC Auburn Hills.
May 15th from 9 am -4pm at Traverse City
June 6th 9am-4pm MORC Clinton Twp.
June 16th 9am-4pm Northeast CMH Alpena
June 30th 9 am -4pm North Country CMH, Gaylord

Managing and Leading a Culture of Gentleness
June 13 from 9am-4pm at MORC Auburn Hills
June 30 from 9 am to 4pm at North Country CMH Gaylord

Individuals can register for all of these trainings on our website at

2014 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey OPEN for submissions

The Michigan Federation for Children and Families' 2014 Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey will be OPEN for participation between now and April 24, 2014. We encourage nonprofit child and family service provider agencies to participate. 

New this year....

  • The survey is STREAMLINED compared to prior years based on input from Federation member agency CEOs and HR directors. Some questions were removed, others were re-phrased, several are new.
  • An amazingly USER-FRIENDLY data entry EXCEL file…check it out…NO PESKY MACROS.
  • Lastly, this survey will be conducted EVERY OTHER YEAR instead of annually (unless there is an overwhelming call for it to remain annual betwen now and next year).

Please choose the participation method—hard copy or Excel file—that works best for you.  

Please make this important survey a priority! The summary report of this survey is highly valuable and is the only one of its kind in scope of detail specific to the human services field in Michigan.

NOTE: Federation member agencies participate at no cost; non-Federation agencies participate for a modest fee to help cover data entry and report preparation costs (see Intent to Participate form).


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