Youth Advisory Board

Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice

The Michigan Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of young people aged 16-24, most of whom have had direct contact with the justice system, and are passionate about informing and transforming juvenile justice in Michigan. Through the support of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Data Lab, YAB officially commenced its work in early 2017 with the intention to elevate the voices of young people in the decisions that affect them most. This involves a deep investment in the personal and professional development of our members, who bring a wide range of skill sets, experiences, and aspirations to the Youth Advisory Board.