Close this search box.

New Budget Will Help Courts Improve Access, Efficiency Statewide

LANSING, MI, August 1, 2023 – The Michigan judiciary will receive $34.6 million in new funding under the just-signed state budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024) and a supplemental budget for FY 2023. The budget incorporates many of the Michigan Judicial Council (MJC) Strategic Agenda areas identified by a wide range of judicial system stakeholders, including: funding and technology infrastructure; improving public engagement and problem-solving; racial and social equity; building public trust; and workforce excellence.

“Thanks to the Governor and the legislature, the judicial branch can continue to move forward to tackle key concerns identified by the Michigan Judicial Council. This budget is laser-focused on supporting a court system that is more accessible, transparent, engaged, data driven, and efficient,” said Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth T. Clement. “On a personal level, I am so grateful for the strong commitment to fund implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform. The result will be a state-of-the-art approach to helping youth get on track to achieving their full potential while keeping our communities safe.”

Budget highlights:

Statewide Case Management System ($11,899,100)

Juvenile Justice Services ($2,025,000)

Data Transparency ($4,500,000)

Juvenile Probation Data ($10,000,000)

Justice for All ($475,000)

Friend of the Court Bureau ($420,000)

Judicial Education ($300,000)

For full details, view the full press release at


Recent News

April 12, 2024 Juvenile Justice Training Recording

VIA Zoom, Dr. Jodi Petersen of Petersen Research Consultants presented on Evidence-Based Best Practices in Juvenile Delinquency Interventions. To watch the presentation, click here. Passcode to view:  k&^=g0AM Download the

Thank you!

Your message was sent successfully.