Michigan relies too much on incarceration at great financial and human cost. Yet this investment does not provide the level of safety and well-being that all people need and deserve.
Safe & Just Michigan works to reduce the harm caused by both crime and unnecessary incarceration. We advance evidence-based reforms that can improve public safety and eliminate unnecessary and wasteful corrections spending.
We conduct research, educate, advocate and mobilize support for smart investments in services and programs proven to reduce crime and promote healthy, thriving communities.
We partner with Michigan organizations and leaders from across the political spectrum, including business and community leaders, faith communities, crime survivor organizations, formerly incarcerated individuals, prisoners and their families, as well as Michigan taxpayers statewide. We hold in common the certainty that we can build a safer and more just Michigan.
Safe & Just Michigan is working to ensure a future where everyone is safe in their own communities. Together, we can secure the resources and reforms needed to ensure the people most harmed and least served by the criminal justice system are able to heal and to thrive.