On July 18, 2022, the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform (task force) approved a comprehensive set of 32 consensus-based recommendations to transform Michigan’s juvenile justice system. The transformation will focus on diversion programs and reducing out-of-home placements- and creating funding for those alternatives. To do this, the new system will incorporate more data-driven decision making and performance monitoring.

The task force recommendations were developed over a one-year period and published on July 22, 2022. The recommendations address the following topics:

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