House’s bipartisan action on juvenile record legislation will help Michiganders move on from childhood mistakes 

For Immediate Release
Dec. 16, 2020

 

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House’s bipartisan action on juvenile record legislation will help Michiganders move on from childhood mistakes

LANSING—The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the Michigan House of Representatives’ passage tonight of Senate Bills 681 and 682 to improve juvenile record expungement and confidentiality. The statement can be attributed to Michigan League for Public Policy President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs.

“The Michigan League for Public Policy continues to advocate for youth justice reforms both as a Kids Count issue to improve child well-being and a fiscal and economic policy issue to make it easier for justice-involved individuals to move on from their mistakes, go to school, get good jobs and raise families of their own. These and other justice reforms help improve the lives of individuals while strengthening our workforce as a whole and supporting our businesses. Much like Raise the Age, immature and impulsive decisions and juvenile records should not follow kids for the rest of their lives—it is a disservice to their rehabilitation and redemption. Much like the adult expungement reforms before them, these bills offer a clean slate and a brighter future for thousands of Michigan residents.”

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The Michigan League for Public Policy, www.mlpp.org, is a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity for all. It is the only state-level organization that addresses poverty in a comprehensive way.

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